Saturday, December 15, 2012

... I wish ...

blew the candle .. by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
I'm one year older than yesterday .. actually I need more than 1 candle to blow :) I wish always stay healthy , happy, and sexy LOL.

No, I didn't bake birthday cake - I bake a lemon cake several day before, I just want to play with smoke from candle - it was fun, grabed the camera, blew the candle and capture the smoke and see what I got through my lens ..

Lemon Cake
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
Lemon Butter Cream frosting for decoration

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 8-by-2-inch cake pans, tapping out excess flour. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. With mixer on low, beat in eggs and yolks, one at a time. Beat in 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until combined.

Divide batter between pans; smooth tops. Bake until cakes pull away from sides of pans, 32 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pans 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges of pans and invert cakes onto a wire rack.
While cakes are baking, bring remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add lemon slices and simmer 25 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer lemon slices to a waxed-paper-lined plate. Stir remaining 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice into syrup.
Using a toothpick, poke holes in warm cakes on rack. Brush with lemon syrup. Let cool completely. Prepare frosting, substituting 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice for vanilla extract. Frost cooled cakes and top with candied lemon slices.

Lemon Frosting
100 gr butter
100 gr vegetable shortening
300 gr powder sugar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice


Dewi said...

Happy happy happy birthday to your daughter! Many happy returns.

Your lemon cake looks so delicious!

Nisa's Mom said...

its's not her birthday,mba Dewi but me LOL - I'm getting older for sure

Hesti HH. said...

Happy milad Mbak Firi sayaaaaaang,
Semoga semua keinginannya terkabul. Semoga umur dan rezeki selalu barokah, semoga tambah disayang hubby dan Nisa *peluuuk erat*

Btw sukaaaa asapnya, dapat banget momentnya tuh ^^