Sunday, August 2, 2015

Citrus Swirl Cake for Summer Celebrations

Let's begin with the inspiration!  You might remember the beautiful Pink Lemonade Picnic Cake from Tumbleweed Contessa that was a feature from June's Great Blog Train.  Hers is a gorgeous checkerboard!
Slice of Pink Lemonade Picnic Cake
I followed The Recipe at Tumbleweed Contessa and made just a couple of adjustments to suit our tastes.  First up, the original recipe was cut in half since it makes a really big cake!  Almond flour substituted for half of the cake flour.  This will be a very moist, dense batter.  I left out the lemon extract at this point, but it comes back a little later.
Once the batter was mixed, I added vanilla.  The batter was then divided into three somewhat equal portions.  In one, I added lemon extract and one drop of red food coloring for pink lemonade.  In a second bowl, I added the juice and zest of one lime along with one drop of green food coloring.  The third portion of batter remained vanilla with no food coloring.
Since I don't have a lovely checkerboard cake form, the three flavors were layered into a loaf pan.  Once baked, I drizzled lime glaze on top.  You can see I was too impatient to let the cake cool and glaze is all over the place!  ;-)  We love the warmth of vanilla swirled with the tart citrus of lemon and lime.
What are your favorite summer time desserts?
;-)  -Marci


  1. Oh my gosh my mouth is watering!! This looks so good.

  2. Marci, you are so kind! What a nice feature and what a clever idea! I love it. I'm only practicing the checkerboard because my oldest wants a red and white checkerboard wedding cake. Wish me luck!
    Wishes for tásty dishes, Linda.

  3. Wow, your Citrus Swirl Cake looks delicious. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. This looks so yummy! Such great colors :)

  5. This looks delicious and I'm so in the mood for cake now!!! Thanks so much fro sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  6. Your cake looks lovely and sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope you'll join us again next week! :)

  7. Marci, your cake is great. I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Cakes over at Carole's Chatter to add this to the cake collection! Cheers!


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