Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I impressed myself

Seriously, I did. And you should be too! This is quite a feat for me. It all began when I saw this recipe in the Kraft Food and Family magazine.



It's for a seriously yummy lemon cake. The recipe calls for a lemon cake mix, 2 boxes of lemon pudding and cool whip. When I went to the store, I could not find a lemon cake mix. Apparently they didn't have any in stock...? So, like a true chef, I improvised! I bought a white cake mix. Aren't you already impressed with my mad skills?

The cake was actually pretty easy to make. It's just two round cakes with lemon pudding filling and cool whip (fat-free) instead of icing. It actually turned out really tasty! I think if I'd had a lemon cake mix, it would have been better, but it was tasty nonetheless.

But nobody said tasty had to be pretty.



I guess I need to work on my icing skills. Yikes. Hubs really liked it though, so it passed the test. I love lemon. It reminds me of spring and summer. Do you have any favorite summer recipes?

Oh! And my beautiful blog friend Brandi gave me this sweet award! Hers was one of the first blogs I started following. I just love her awesome attitude! She's a doll! I have met some wonderful gals through blogging. I just wish I could meet some women half as nice as you in the "real world." Y'all are awesome. Thank you Brandi!

26 comments:

Lucky in Love said...

That cake sounds yummy! I love Kraft Foods magazine!

Congrats on your award!

Kelli said...

Good job! Your icing looks fine! (I teach a cake decorating class, so I see plenty of newbie work). A trick, put the icing [or coolwhip] in a large ziplock bag, cut off a corner and pipe the icing on the cake, cover the entire thing, then go back and smooth, you wont get any crumbs in it that way!
Of course, I don't see any crumbs, so you may not even need my hint!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh...how yummy!

I am impressed.
sandy toe

Joanna said...

I saw that recipe in the Kraft magazine and thought about making it for Easter. Now I think I will!

Our Complete Family said...

Oh that looks yummylicious!!!

Kaitlyn said...

I have had something like this and it is YUMMY. Good job!

Carrie said...

Thank you so much for your sweet thoughts it means alot to me right now.

The cake looks YUMMY! I am impressed!

Leah said...

Yum

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

From a fellow non domestic chick, i applaud your cake. nice skills!

Shannon said...

Congrats!! :) I think it turned out great! I always get nervous when I do layer cakes.

Ally0005 said...

I think you did a great job. I would like to eat some of it right now.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Love the new background! That cake looks yummy! I need to get my kraft magazine out and make it.

Jess said...
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Jess said...

I was always in awe of people who could ice cakes all pretty and stuff. But it's probably overrated when you're baking for a man. Men seem to prefer quality taste over pretty icing that hides something of no substance.

...in cakes, anyway. Their preferences in women might not always follow that same logic. ;)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Darn it, I am trying to be so good with my healthy eating right now, and now I really want cake! This looks wonderful and I am impressed with your improvisation! :)
Carrie

Shabby Addict said...

That's so funny that you blog about lemon cake because I was debating buying one at the grocery store last night... how lazy, I know.. I saw it and wanted it. I didn't want to actually have to make it haha. You have convinced me that making one myself will taste a whole lot better!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ooh that looks so yummy! our neighbors have a lemon tree and we get fresh lemons from them, i keep wanting to make something lemony =)

Kasey said...

o.k.,
can you come make a cake for me?
lovely blog you have.
xo

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I think I'd like to come over for some cake. Looks yum-o!! Was that the new issue of the Kraft mag? I have it at home but havne't opened it. And by the way, love your new background.

Carrie said...

I am a fan of your site so come by mine and check it out!

jenniedub said...

Just wanted to say I came across your blog today and it is too cute! I am not so domesticated (but can cook) but hate to clean! :) I don't think I have ever really made a cake except for Duncan Hines. I can cook but am scared to bake. I would love to be able to make wedding cakes!!!!!

Alissa said...

Cute post! I have been reading your blog for months now and just realized that you live in the DFW area, I do too. Crazy! Just wanted to say hello to my fellow dfw blogging friend. Your blog is a joy to read!

Liz said...

Yeah... I'm super impressed!
Hope you have a great Easter weekend!
Hugs,
Liz

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, yum! That sounds SO good! And I think your cake looks pretty and delicious, too! I used to get the Kraft magazine~ it has some fantastic food ideas! :)

nowealthbutlife said...

I think that your cake looks delicious. I've been wanting lemon cake... the problem is that my husband doesn't really like it so I end up eating far too much!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Looks good! I saw this recipe in the Kraft magazine and have been wanting to try it, but my husband doesn't like lemon stuff.