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

Directions
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

3 comments:

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 ^^