Lemon Fudge Cake

Lemon Fudge Cake

The latest selection from Cupcake Book Club was The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. The book was bizarre and I was left disappointed with the storyline because it had great potential but in the end fell flat.

Lemon Fudge Cake

At the beginning of the book the main character, Rose, discovers she has a special talent for tasting feelings in food. She has the first experience of this talent after her mother makes her a lemon fudge cake for her ninth birthday. She tastes the cake and all she can taste and feel is her mother’s sadness and despair.

I pretty much hated the book but thank god my lemon fudge cake doesn’t taste like sadness! I made a small sheet cake in a 9×9 inch pan. I used half of this recipe (Alejandra was confused by the book too!). I wish I’d made the whole recipe so I’d have a thicker cake but I under estimated the amount of batter that it produced. The cake while thin has a great crumb suited for a layer cake. I love the chocolate and lemon combo and would make it again.

Surprisingly, this is actually the first time I made a sheet cake. A great kind of cake for low effort.

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