... not really but i just ... ahhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmm ... didn't get around to posting the easter cake earlier this year. yeah, let's go with that ;o)
april was freakishly hot and hot weather doesn't coordinate well with a heavy creamy cake – just my opinion. i wanted a light fluffy cake with a hint of vanilla and to balance out the sweetness a good, healthy dose of fresh lemon jam. i would have loved to make the lemon jam myself, but i don't have a recipe and didn't want to start experimenting. i bought a real english lemon jam, not too bitter and just the right amount of sour to make it perfectly fresh.
the cake itself is the heavenly fluffy 1-2-3-4 cake by Cynthia Barkomi from her baking book "Backen – I love baking" (and i looooooooove that book!). just look at this dough. i'm about to start drooling, it's that good. i promise.
it's true and i shamefully admit it, i wanted to impress with the cake. seriously impress the stuffing out of the family. but most of all, i wanted it to taste amazing. light, fluffy, lemony with just the sweetest hint of vanilla. i think – ohhhhh dammit, to hell with this demureness ;o) – i know, i achieved both.
am i actually allowed to say "hell" in a post about easter. isn't that kinda screwing with the heaven-hell-equation? doesn't matter, i'm going to make it right again by posting photos of the cake. that's somehow evening it all out again. who could stay screwed up after cake therapy?
i simply can't decide which photo i want to show you. i would show you even more. this is actually me restraining myself quite badly. i was aiming for one. i promise. but i couldn't stop at 2. it just wouldn't have been fair to the cake.
i love baking! and thank goodness it's christmas soon ;o)
xoxo and happy easter in june! J.