I recently had a MAJOR craving for chocolate cake. (pretend that has chocolate icing) We’re talking chocolate frosting on chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate shavings – I needed chocolate. Despite several bribery attempts (and the knowledge that my husband will never turn down cake) it wasn’t happening at 1 am on a Wednesday. So when Thursday passed and I still had that chocolate desire bouncing around the back of my brain I started scouting for simple recipes. I found lots actually, but one stood out for several reasons.
For Chris’ birthday he wanted a lemon cake. :birthday: Since I’ve never undertaken a full from scratch cake before I decided I would skip the typical box mix and give it a shot. I also had buttermilk left over from some amazing oven fried chicken and wanted to use more up and sought out a buttermilk lemon cake recipe. This one comes from Ina Garten – though I changed the lemon glaze recipe a bit (I’m not a big frosting / glaze person and find that usually the recipes make far too much.) As expected, I think the resulting drizzle was just the right amount.