Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesdays with Dorie - Lemon Loaf Cake


If life hands you strawberries and lemons, bake a lemon loaf cake but use a large brioche pan instead of a loaf pan and top the cake with fresh strawberries. Do not forget to serve some whipped cream, on the side.


This is my first post for the Tuesdays with Dorie group. When I read that the recipe chosen for today was a lemon cake, I was thrilled because lemon desserts are my favorite desserts. I love lemon pudding, lemon cupcakes, lemon just about everything...



So to change my usual routine of grabbing a loaf pan when baking a lemon pound/loaf cake, I decided to use a large brioche pan, drizzle the cooled cake with a bit of a confectioners' sugar glaze with lemon juice and top the cake with fresh strawberries.



There are a lot of strawberries available at different farmers' markets around here and  I just love the combination of strawberries and lemons. Sometimes I serve a little bit of softly whipped cream on the side.



Todays recipe yields a nice and dense cake - my family liked this cake quite a bit.




Ode To The Lemon by Pablo Neruda


"From blossom
released
by the moonlight,
from an
aroma of exasperated
love,
steeped in fragrance,
yellowness
drifted from the lemon tree,
and from its plantarium
lemons descended to the earth.
(...)"






This weeks´ recipe is hosted by Truc of Treats and Michelle of The Beauty Of Life and if you would like to see what the other members of Tuesdays With Dorie were up to this week, please click here.










30 comments:

  1. I love the fruit on top--almost like a strawberry volcano. =) We had berries and whipped cream with some of ours, too, and really enjoyed the cake that way.

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment - strawberries and lemon are a wonderful combination.

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  2. oh thats an interesting way to bake the cake!! looks good!! and welcome to the group!!:)

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment and the warm welcome to the TwD group!

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  3. welcome to the group! this is my second post, third recipe! i did the same, not a bundt, but strawberries and whipped cream. looks great!

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    1. Thank you kindly - when I looked at the photos of your Lemon Loaf Cake, I did have to smile...more strawberries and more whipped cream! Bakers think alike...

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  4. Love your pan and your photos--beautiful dessert. We loved it.

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    1. I do like different shaped cake pans quite a bit and since I bake a lot of loaf cakes, this time, I just had to bake the cake in a different pan. Besides, that made the presentation with the strawberries a bit fancier.

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  5. Love the berries on top! Looks delightful

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    1. Thank you so much, some times a little change in presentation is exactly what I need!

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  6. Yikes! What a beautiful post!!!

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    1. Your Lime Loaf Cake with the buttermilk also looked delicious.

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  7. It looks delicious
    the fotos are great!

    Greetings from not sooo far away - Switzerland

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    1. I love the shape of the cake in the brioche pan. Just gorgeous photos!

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    2. Thank you Elaine - I saw that you served your Lemon Loaf Cake with strawberries and whipped cream too. That is always a winning combination.

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    3. Thank you "Sweet and That's it" : loved your Easter Lemon Cake! Tanti Saluti dalla Germania! Switzerland is not far away...

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  8. Oh, Andrea, what a lovely, lovely Post. I had never read "Ode To The Lemon" nor even known about poet Pablo Neruda. Thank you. And, your brioche pan. Brilliant. I just whipped mine out (the pan) and put it on my counter. I am going to make the Lemon Loaf Cake again this week-end and am definitely going upscale with your "new look". Well done, Ms. Kitchen Lioness. mary

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    1. Mary, thank you sooo much for your kind and wonderful comment! Certainly made my day! I am just imagining your brioche pan on your kitchen counter - makes me smile...Would love to hear how it turns out. And I believe that a little poetry never hurts...Looking forward to your post on Fruday.

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  9. Your cake is beautiful! The brioche pan was a wonderful idea! I love lemons and strawberries also, it is such a good combination. Also love the poem!

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    1. Everyone seems to enjoy that combination quite a bit. And brioche pans are just very pretty, I love using them.

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  10. Very lovely - the brioche pan shape seems perfect for this dessert.
    Welcome to TWD!

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    1. Thank you, I do like that brioche pan very much and use it often - thanks also for the welcome to the TwD group!

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  11. Beautiful dessert and gorgeous photos.

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    1. Thank you so much. I really enjoyed preparing and serving it.

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  12. I love how your cake came out. It's the prettiest one I've seen from all the TWD posts I've been through. Absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much!

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  13. Just beautiful! I love the combination of lemon & strawberries!

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    1. Strawberries and lemon seem to be made for each other - and the conbination of these two always makes for a nice presentation.

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