Sunday, April 11, 2010

Woody’s Lemon Luxury Layer Cake



This cake looks like happiness, non?

Woody’s Lemon Luxury Layer Cake

Because it is. And it tastes like happiness, too.

Woody’s Lemon Luxury Layer Cake


That's what you get with two bags of white chocolate chips and 17 eggs. And it’s not very sweet, either-- just amazingly rich, buttery, and creamy, with the perfect amount of lemon. The cake itself is white chocolate with lemon zest; the icing is a white chocolate and lemon buttercream (and the creamiest icing I’ve ever tasted); the cake is layered with said buttercream and a lemon curd. Served at room temperature, it just melts in your mouth.

I had a whole slew of snarky crap I was going to spew about making it, but tasting it gave me amnesia for the process. It was a bit labour intensive—making the curd, the buttercream, as well as the cake (there were a lot of wait times for each). A few blogs I’ve read have just skipped making the curd and bought it. But then this wouldn’t be leannebakes. It would be leannetakesshitoutofajar.


Woody’s Lemon Luxury Layer Cake

RLB is a goddess. If the rest of the cakes in Rose's Heavenly Cakes taste half this good, I'll... well, I don't know but I think I'll be fairly happy. (And maybe start working out, too).


Woody’s Lemon Luxury Layer Cake

7 comments:

  1. That cake does look like happiness. And the last pic looks like Pacman!
    -Stephanie

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  2. ive made quite a few of RLB's cakes from Rose's Heavenly Cakes and they are divine! I've been waiting to make this but after stumbling upon your photos on flickr, I might just put it on the top of my list!

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  3. cats-rox: it's a book recipe, so I can't really post it publicly, but feel free to email me at leannebakes[at]gmail[dot]com :)

    itsall4chocolate: this definitely has to be your next cake. what's your favourite you've made so far?

    52kitchenadventures: it's totally pacman! i'm glad you noticed :P

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  4. I came back to thak you for this! I made it for my moms bake day at work and it was a huge sucess :D
    Now, my only problem is how I'm going to find something as scrummy for next time :P

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  5. I'm so glad you like it, Emma! I have the same problem and haven't made a cake since. How will anything taste as good?!

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  6. Hi Leanne, I'm planning to make this . Does this buttercream pipe well ? I'm glad to follow your blog.

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