i bake a lot, i found this cake a little too dense and the crumb a little too fine. it was moist, the salt elevated the taste, without it it would have been disappointing. it was easy to make. i used strawberry jam as a filling, halving the layers to make four. i iced it with a chocolate ganache, all put together the it was flavorful, which leads me to the thought that this cake needs a strong filling and/or frosting to heighten the flavor.
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portland Posted: 06/09/10
carlasm72 Posted: 05/24/09
Something went wrong here. I think I followed this recipe to the letter but the resulting cake was not yellow and moist like the picture but an ever-so-slightly off-white (not even close to yellow), dry, crumbly and tasteless cake that couldn't even be saved by the yummy fudgy frosting. I used the correct amount of butter and eggs, so I can't figure out where my yellow went. I would not make this cake again.
peeperjay Posted: 06/08/09
FANTASTIC recipe!!! I bake A LOT, and this cake is moist and rich. I made the lemon meringue cake recipe from the magazine, and it looked just like the picture and it truly was delicious. I followed the recipe but the next time, I would just use 1 cup of sugar instead of the 1 1/4 cups. I too had to keep it baking for about 5-6 minutes past the recommended time, but all in all, simply delicious. I would highly recommend this recipe.
lisaebrewer Posted: 05/27/09
i baked this cake for the Strawberry Tallcake treatment and it was simply spectacular (see my review there). Needed an extra 10 minutes to bake (35 minuts total) but the results were perfect. Will definitely do again!
JBsFromGoleta Posted: 06/27/09
Outstanding! My daughter was just married, 6/20/09, and we made 36 cakes for the guest's tables and what a hit these cakes were. The recipe is simple, fast and easy. We drapped the cakes with a Butter/Lemon Juice Frosting
RoniRaulwing Posted: 06/25/09
I love this recipe! It was fantastic and great with the fudge frosting!! I will definitely do variations of this by using fruits and maybe a strawberry frosting.
DoriJ59 Posted: 08/24/09
I made this cake for my son's birthday and it fell in the middle and made a big hole. I made the lemon version. I smothered it in raspberries to cover it up. My only guess is that our elevation of 5000ft may have caused this? Very disappointing!
fatema Posted: 10/15/10
this cake is outstanding! it is really fast and easy and looked great with a chocolate and vanilla frosting!
pdiamond917 Posted: 10/04/13
my family and I thought this cake was a little dry. I had made it with Caramel filling and the Fudge Frosting.
Charlottesmtms Posted: 07/31/14
The reason that I raised it to 4 stars is because I added 1/3c extra milk, and 1 extra egg, which makes a huge difference in the texture. Delightful flavor (I do double-up on the vanilla); I like using this recipe as a base for spiced apple upsidedown cake! :-D