I learned three things this weekend. 1) I am not a music festival girl. 2) Sam Smith really does have the voice of an angel. And 3) Elton John can still bring down the house.
I guess I always knew I wasn't a festival girl...but this weekend Outside Lands confirmed it for me. I love music, and I love the idea of a bunch of different bands and artists playing at the same venue (seeing Sam Smith and Sir Elton John was incredible) - but I just find myself more stressed about the crowd than I do actually enjoying the music.
In reality, it's not the music festival that is the problem - I am the problem. I just have too much anxiety to sit back and enjoy being pushed up against smelly strangers while I attempt to see the musician on stage.
But that's ok. We all have our own thing. And I think it is just as important to know what we don't like just as much as what we do like.
So from now on, I will stick to listening to music in my own kitchen while I bake delicious things. It just works for me. For example, this Lemon Cake with a Raspberry Meringue.
This cake makes me very happy. I don't know if it is the bright colors, the fresh flavors, or the large pile of fresh raspberries on top, but something about it just makes me smile. The raspberry meringue is light and fluffy, and the cake gives off an intense lemon flavor. The combination of the two result in a wonderful balance of sweet and sour, and give you the perfect summer treat.
for the cake:
for the meringue:
*Makes 1 Cake
Yes to the Yum Yum Yum !!!
Hi, if I wanted to make a smaller portion, could I use half the amount of each ingredient?
Yep! That would be perfect.
Hi, can we use some other fruit other than raspberry for the meringue?
Yes, of course! You can use any fruit you want!
Hi:) I was wondering if I can use salted sweet cream butter
Hi Melisa! You can use it, but I would reduce the salt to 1/4 teaspoon in the cake. Hope that helps!
Hi, tried the cake recipe (only) and love it! Now, I want to tackle the whole thing.
How far in advance can you make this cake? I need it for an event on Friday evening. If I make the meringue and cake Wednesday do you think it would still be okay to eat on Friday? Also, do you store in the fridge or on the counter?
I'm so glad you loved the recipe! If you make it Wednesday, it should be fine for Friday. But make sure you store it in the fridge until a couple hours before the event. Enjoy!
you don't mention when to add the lemon juice and zest to the cake. is the order not important? thanks!
Sorry about that! You just stir them in at the end!
This cake would make me very happy. I love Lemon cake with raspberry it must be delicious save me a piece please.
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