This is one of my favorite cakes that I’ve made in a long time! I’ve already made it twice in the past two weeks. We’ve eaten it within two days both times :) Patrick said it’s even better than a similar Starbucks version. The tart lemon combined with the sweetness of the blueberry cake and the glaze, it’s just perfection!
The recipe comes from Simply Scratch, one of my favorite food blogs for recipes. The batter comes together easily and is so light and beautiful…can a batter be beautiful? This one is :)
I halved the icing that she puts on the top, and it was definitely sweet enough for us, but didn’t have the same thick consistency that hers does. I also made it with just milk and powdered sugar instead of the buttermilk and it tasted just as good. Make this for your family and friends and they will love you :)
Head on over to Simply Scratch for the recipe!
Since Ryan’s birth, we’ve been trying to give Malia extra one-on-one time. Patrick and I took her our little sweetie out for a “date”: shave ice at a wonderful place called Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha. Their syrups are all-natural and homemade…no artificial flavors and you can actually see the seeds in their strawberry syrup! There are so many flavors I want to try: pineapple, mango, lychee, milk chocolate, kalespin, green tea, acai! Here is Malia enjoying strawberry and lilikoi (passionfruit) shave ice with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream. She was thrilled! What was really sweet was that Malia kept asking where Ryan was, and wishing that he had come with us :)
What are some of your favorite coffeeshop or restaurant meals that you’d like to re-create?
I love the Panera Thai Chicken Salad…it has roasted edamame and peppers, cashews, crispy wontons, chicken with a spicy peanut sauce over crisp romaine lettuce!