Monday, July 22, 2013


My brother and his wife have been visiting from Knoxville, TN.  We have been going so many places around town.  It has been a whirlwind visit.  I did lots of things that I have been meaning to do, but just havent.  They gave us the impetus to go.  Like Corning Mueum of Glass.  And Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Buffalo.  I will share more on them later.

Why is it people who live near points of interest rarely go to those places?

I will share with you a dessert I made while they visited.  Its really quick and really easy.  I rarely do cake mixes.  This one is worth me buying the cake mix to make it.  

Lemon Drop Cake

for the cake
1 pkg. Lemon cake mix
1 cup buttermilk
1/3c - lemon juice (remove 1/3 cup water from the cake requirement from the back of the box)
1 - 3oz. lemon instant pudding mix (dry)

lemon glaze
2 c confectioner’s sugar
1/3 c lemon juice
zest of one lemon
3 Tbsp water

In large bowl, stir together dry cake mix and pudding mix with a whisk, making sure to flatten the lumps. In another bowl, combine all wet ingredients; eggs, buttermilk and lemon juice to make up the difference of the amount of liquid called for with your particular box of cake mix.  For instance, if it calls for 1 1/4 cups water in the recipe, then you would add 1 cup of buttermilk and 1/4 cup of lemon juice.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and beat until combined.

Bake in a greased 9x13 baking pan in a preheated 350 degree oven for the time the cake mix box calls for...depending on your oven. It will require a couple minutes longer baking time than cake mix box calls for because of the extra moisture produced by the milk. Stick a toothpick in the center to check to see if it is baked through.

Combine water, powdered sugar, zest and lemon juice with a mixer until smooth. Add one more tablespoon of water if consistency isn’t saucy. “Glaze” the cake when just a little cooled. Poke holes in cake with toothpick for extra glaze 'penetration'.  You will have some left over depending on how much you slather on.

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