Every year on my husband’s birthday, we have a great tradition. Well, I have a great tradition, I’m not sure how he feels about it. Every year, I ask him what kind of birthday cake he wants (even though I already know), and every year when he requests lemon cake, I tease him. Even though I absolutely adore the refreshing citrus flavors, it’s not birthday cake – who’s with me on this?
I set out to make a new recipe this year, and after mixing and matching a few of my favorite recipes, I came up with this delicious Lemon Whipped Cream Cake. The cake has a pound cake type of feel to it, though it’s not as dense, and the lightness of the whipped cream frosting pairs wonderfully with it. Don’t forget to have a cold glass of milk ready immediately after eating.
While I still assert this is not a birthday cake, I did very much enjoy it, and think it would be great for showers, brunch, afternoon tea, or just because. I mean really, do we need a reason for cake?