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I have to give this 5 stars! I did make a few slight changes. I had an overabundance of lemons and no rum in the house, so I substituted fresh squeezed lemon juice for the rum and threw in about a tablespoon of lemon zest with the dry ingredients. The cake was very moist, and the lemon flavor was wonderful.
delicious! i made extra glaze and made the glaze extra lemony and poked tons of holes in the cake with the bamboo skewers and poured geneoursly. I added axtra sugar to the rest of the glaze to maek the glaze thicker and more "glaze-y" so that it would crust nicely and poured/spread that one on for icing. YUM!
My wife and I loved it even though I had to substitute organic corn meal for the corn starch because we didn't have corn starch on hand thereby making it less original. To those whose cakes didn't rise: perhaps your butter and eggs weren't at room temperature. Also after having beaten in half the eggs adding a spoonful of the flour before beating in the rest of the eggs can help stabilize the batter. This technique seems to work well in cakes that don't have chemical leavening agents.
This has got to be one of the cake recipes I've ever made (and I've made a lot of cakes)! The only change I made to the recipe was using a dash of lemon extract instead of rum. A delicious cake and I will be making it again very soon by popular demand. Thank you for this yummy recipe!:-)
I was curious to see the texture of this cake with so much cornstarch called for but I was pleased with the end result. I goofed and added the 1/3 cup lemon juice to the batter and it still turned out OK. I did use the zest from one whole lemon in the batter also along with a teaspoon of vanilla and a dash of salt to enhance the flavors. I glazed as per instruction and the cake turned out light textured with a great lemony tart flavor and quite moist.
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