It’s lemon season, y’all… and has been here in Phoenix for the last few months. Don’t you just love having the ability to walk in the backyard and pick fresh lemons from the tree and bring them in to make yummy desserts?
At one point I had a huge 20 gallon tub plum full of lemons ~ I swear I must have made every lemon drink and dessert on the planet. I even went so far as to make preserved lemons and spicy lacto fermented lemons.
Seriously, y’all… don’t you just love the fact that lemons can be used so many different ways?! I sure do! This cake is one of my favorites to make when friends and family come over. Our lovely neighbors from Wyoming are snowbirds in the winter here in Arizona and they always go back the first week of May.
The kids love making them a huge cake that we can enjoy with them before they leave. They love lemons (at least I think they do — they have a huge tree in their backyard!) Doesn’t a tree mean that the homeowner loves the citrus fruit? At least I hope so.
This cake truly is one of the best to make because it satisfies even the pickiest of palates ~ kids love frosting, most adults love a gluten-free cake and everyone loves the color from a beautiful, yellow lemon. Throw everything in the mixer to mix up really well, then grease your cake pans and divide the batter.
While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting and scrape the bowl as needed. Once the cakes are cool, remove from the pans and cut the layers in half horizontally – this is where a long serrated knife and toothpicks come in handy. To make sure the layers were cut equally, I strategically placed toothpicks around the diameter of the cake.
Once the cake is dolled up with frosting, garnish with grated lemon and refrigerate until you are ready to enjoy.
Next time you have an abundance of lemons, I certainly hope you’ll give this Lemon Dream Cake a try ~ not only is it gluten-free, it’s perfect for your next big celebration ~ whether that be Mother’s Day, a birthday or even a graduation party.