Lemon Luscious Cake

by Joanne on July 2, 2010

Will bike for food!  That is my motto. I will ride the bike on Sunday morning as long as we can stop for breakfast.  I will ride the bike on Thursday night as long as we can go out to dinner.  At least I go! 

Last nights ride was fun. It actually started WAY too slow (different leader).   A little before the half way point, the pace picked up a bit.  The gravel road was more packed this week, not as scary.  There was  a bug that flew into my helmet. That freaked me out and I had to stop, shake my hair out, try to remain calm why the leader looked on.  I felt all creepy-crawly but soon forgot about it as we tackled the worst hill of the ride.  PHEW! Made it!

The result was a good ride, 27.73 miles at about 14 mph and then food at Delmonico’s.

I had frutti de mare but the salmon I’ve had in the past was so much better.


I enjoyed the MacMurray Pinot Noir but Ted kept saying it wasn’t doing anything for him.  He usually really enjoys MacMurray.

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The usual colorful salad with delicious hot bread and we indulged ourselves with the calamari appetizer.  A texture “thing” started going off in my head after a few bites of calamari.  My stomach started saying …”NO MORE!” 


Sometimes I can enjoy calamari and sometimes I can’t. Thursday night, I couldn’t.


The frutti de mar was so-so.  I had it over steamed broccoli instead of pasta.  There were two shrimp. Wish there were more. Four clams. Could have had more of those as well.  Calamari which, at that point, I could have done without. The fish was buried way down deep.  After the 2 shrimp, 4 clams and some broccoli, I called it quits, wrapped the fish up and Shane had it added to his late night dinner. He just loves it when we go out to eat!

Next week, we will have to stop elsewhere for dinner. Delmonico’s needs a break.


Some people are just crazy over the taste of lemon.  Jill’s sister is a lemon lover.  So is Ted for that matter.  It was tricky making a lemon cake and keeping Ted away from the kitchen.


The cake was lemon flavored with a vanilla-lemon wash.


The filling was a base of lemon curd topped with lemon mousse.


The frosting was a delicate lemon-butter cream. 


Finished with gum paste roses of yellow and red.


Happy Birthday, Jill’s Sister!

Fried food? Baked food? or Grilled?  What’s your favorite?


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  • At 2010.07.02 15:58, Monet said:

    Growing up, my parents rarely let us eat fried food…and so I developed a love for all things grilled. Recently, I’ve been craving some grilled pizza! My sister also loves lemon cake (personally, it’s not my favorite) Jill’s sister’s cake looks adorable though!

    • At 2010.07.02 18:17, Joanne said:

      Lemon is not my number one favorite but it is refreshing.

      • At 2010.07.02 17:01, Marthe said:

        Hey Joanne,

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        • At 2010.07.02 18:17, Joanne said:

          Thank you!

          • At 2010.07.02 17:58, Stephanie said:


            I was wondering if you would be willing to share the recipe for your Lemon Luscious Cake and all of its components?

            It looks absolutely yummy and we love the cool refreshing tartness of lemons.


            • At 2010.07.02 18:18, Joanne said:

              I’ll email you some tips/trips/shortcuts but will retain my most valuable secrets 😉 (kidding)

              • At 2010.07.02 18:14, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

                another beautiful cake! i am running for breakfast on sunday-can’t wait 🙂

                • At 2010.07.02 18:19, Joanne said:

                  Yay! Go Kalli!

                  • At 2010.07.02 19:07, Lisa said:

                    I’d say roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook, especially veggies. But now that it’s the summer, I go with raw, steamed, grilled, or sauteed stuff more. Just made a stir fry for dinner which was pleasant for the warm weather. I’m all about the seasonal eating.

                    • At 2010.07.02 19:39, Heather (Where's the Beach) said:

                      What a gorgeous cake. I love a good pinot noir. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to checking yours out!

                      • At 2010.07.02 21:34, runnerforever said:

                        If that cake tastes any bit as good as it looks, then wowza I need some!!!

                        • At 2010.07.02 22:42, Bela said:

                          So sorry your dinner out wasn’t very good!

                          I love lemon everything. Your cake looks deliciously beautiful!

                          I can not stomach fried, even the smell makes me ill. I love grilled and steamed!

                          • At 2010.07.03 05:55, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                            Such a pretty cake!

                            I LOVE fried calamari but my favourite is grilled food 🙂

                            • At 2010.07.09 13:39, Jill Paradis said:

                              My sister’s lemon cake was perfect for her. All my sister asks for every year for her birthday is a lemon cake from Joanne. Some cakes are pretty on the outside but don’t taste great but you’re cakes always are perfect on the inside and out. They keep getting better and better. Can’t wait til the next family birthday party so we can order a cake!

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