March 20, 2009

The Cake Slice: Triple Meyer Lemon Chiffon Cake


I was really looking forward to baking this cake. (I've been voting for this cake to come up on top for a couple months now.) You see, I have a new found love for sweets featuring bright citrus flavors. Ever since I've made desserts with kalamansi several weeks ago, I am hooked!

Sour flavors has always been prominent in savory dishes in Filipino cooking (a great example is sinigang) so I was not used to eating desserts with a sour flavor. I am finding that lemony desserts are very refreshing which just feels light in your mouth when you eat them (so less weight gain?!? :) Ha, I wish!)

This cake was all I expected: light airy cake with a rich tart filling and the creamy whipped frosting ties it all together. Yum! My Meyer lemon tree in the backyard has produced lots of fruits this year so I substituted them for regular lemons asked for the recipe. I also didn't have walnut oil in my pantry so used peanut oil instead. Now I am curious to see any flavor differences the walnut oil makes. I am planning to buy some when I bake this cake again which is soon, probably for Easter celebration -- it's a perfect cake for Spring!

My sister gave me a set of cake stencils last month so wanted to try them. I used this flower stencil and thinly layered some extra Meyer lemon curd on top and some sprinkles.

Please visit the The Cake Slice Bakers for their creations.
Printable recipe: Triple Lemon Chiffon Cake


P.S. I missed out on last month's bake due to work but I just realized I had baked it before as seen here but used a different frosting. I will bake the cake again with the proper frosting and post it.

18 comments:

Moogie said...

I absolutely love your elegant presentation.

Linda said...

You have a meyer lemon tree --- lucky you!!!! The pattern w. the curd on top is very pretty.

Gigi said...

Gorgeous cake! I love the curd on top. Great job.

The Bahens said...

I love how you decorated your cake, and I'm SO jealous that you have a Meyer Lemon tree in your backyard!!!

Katie said...

Love how you decorated it, especially the lines around the edge. So envious of your lemon tree.

Rachel said...

Lovely presentation. You have a meyer Lemon tree...how lucky!

TeaLady said...

YOur cake looks lovely. Where did she find the stencils. They look like fun.

BTW I have a Pampered Chef Zester and it gives those nice long strips. Thanks for stopping by.

katie said...

I agree that this cake is a great spring time treat. I will be making it again. The curd topping is a great idea! your cake looks yummy!

Caroline said...

Margaret (TeaLady), the cake stencils are from Martha Stewart Collection that are sold at Macy's.

Thanks everyone for dropping by!

Nicole said...

I am so jealous of your Meyer Lemon tree. Your cake looks beautiful.

The Food Librarian said...

Just lovely! The topping is so lovely...it looks like it just came out of a bakery!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I love the lemon curd on the top! Nice idea!

Mary Jo said...

looks fantastic! i like the way you decorated it.

La Pinche Cocinera said...

Thanks for your comment, your cake looks delicious too

Teanna said...

What an absolutely gorgeous cake! I love the way you frosted it, with the grooves on the side, and I think that the top is GORGEOUS!

ChichaJo said...

Lovely looking cake! Kalamansi rocks! :)

Jude said...

Always impressed with all the cakes you make. Wish I could find a kalamansi source around here!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hiya Caroline, sorry am a little late in commenting.. I absolutely adore your cake it looks so gorgeous!

Rosie x

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