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.
 
Yummy!
 
 
What are your favorite summer time desserts?
 
;-)  -Marci

8 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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

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

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  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! :)

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  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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