Have you ever woke up one morning and been craving cake? Well, that happened to me just last week. I literally woke up and wanted a slice of cake…yep I am that girl. To crave my need for cake I jumped right up and got to making this AMAZING Lemon Italian Cream Cake…LOVE IT!!
Let them eat cake
Like I mentioned before I woke up craving cake one morning last week but I didn’t want a heavy cake like this Chocolate Sheet Cake or this delicious Pound Cake. I wanted a lighter cake, something perfect for summer.
As I was thinking about what I wanted to make I decided lemon was the way I wanted to go and this Italian Cream Cake was the perfect recipe.
Tube or Bundt
My family has always been fans of a good bundt cake. My mom would make them and have them in the freezer for when company showed up unexpected or for a quick Christmas gift. Over the years I have come up with some of my own favorite bundt cakes for entertaining such as this Vanilla & Fudge one or this Pumpkin Espresso one.
For all my bundt’s and my mom I have always used a traditional bundt pan (such as this one) but for this Lemon Cake I went with a this tube pan. So why a tube pan you ask? Honestly I do not have a great answer other than I just wanted to. I love the simplicity of the tube pan and I felt this cake was a perfect option for it. You can use a bundt and it would be beautiful, especially if serving for a brunch or shower.
Why Vanilla Bean Paste?
If you have followed me for a while or checked out some of my other sweet treats you have probably seen in most of my recipes I use vanilla bean paste in place of vanilla extract. For me I love the concentrated flavor of the vanilla bean paste and I also love the little flecks of vanilla bean.
In this cake you can see the vanilla bean flecks not only in the cake but also in the glaze. In my opinion it just elevates it and makes it feel more special than you average lemon cake.
Perfect for anytime of the day
This cake is not only a perfect sweet treat for after dinner but it is also perfect for an afternoon snack or even breakfast. Yes, I said breakfast. I may, or may not, have had it with coffee the morning after I made it and it was AMAZING!
The brightness of the lemon will start your day off with a bit of sunshine making your day GREAT!
Lemon Cake for everyone….
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