There is a time and a place for fancy cakes, but a lot of times I think the simple, classic cakes get lost these days. When I see things like pies baked inside of cakes, fried Oreos and Twinkies (which I am sure tastes awesome) I think we have gone a little too far and missed the point of a well done, simple homemade dessert.
I love desserts that take me back to a time where things were simpler. When we could eat a cheeseburger and fries and finish off the meal with something sweet, like this Lemon Layer Cake, and not have to worry about calories and cholesterol. Oh the good-ol’ days.
Lemon lovers won’t be able to resist the moist lemon cake layers, sandwiching the lemon cream filling. And you can’t forget the lemon frosting and those candied lemon slices! The fanciest thing on this cake is the candied lemon slices, and those are optional.
Sometimes frosting made with powdered sugar can be a little hard to spread on a cake so I use a metal cake spatula, heated under hot running water, then wiped dry, and gently press the frosting on and around the cake; repeating with the heated cake spatula.
I hope you will enjoy this Lemon Layer Cake as much as I did. Feel free to take a trip back to the ol-days. Have a cheeseburger, some fries and finish the night off with a slice of Lemon Layer Cake, in moderation of course.
This cake is best served at room temperature.