Sunday, May 8, 2011

Breath of Spring Cake

My older sister Sue made my litter sister and me a scrapbook type book with recipes from our mom.

And my momma's handwriting.

I decided to make Breath of Spring Cake for Mother’s Day—after all it was my Mother’s recipe, and it is spring.

My little sister Ruth already tried this cake and informed me that icing was not necessary. She sprinkled hers with powdered sugar. There wasn’t anything about icing in the recipe. But that ruined my idea of embellishing the cake with candied flower decorations. I got creative and placed them on the cake anyway by using a dab of light corn syrup to make them stick.

Hopefully you can read the recipe from the above scrapbook page and if not, let me know and I’ll send it to you or write it up on here.

Here’s how the batter looked after the fix mixing.

After the second (final) mixing.

I searched my recipe books for the lemon filling that was to go in between the two layers of cake and couldn’t find any. I got on the Internet and found a simple one by I think the idea of the Internet would make my mom’s head spin if she were alive.

Here’s my lemon filling.

The cake after it baked.

Breath of Spring Cake decorated.

I think when I bake this again, I will make it a three layer cake with the filling in each layer. Or make one of the layers with real strawberry filling. Maybe even blueberry. I guess the possibilities are endless. Whatever makes you think of spring.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!


  1. Gosh, where do you find the time? This looks beautiful. . .and tastes amazing, no doubt.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering, and to thinkall I did this weekend is gorge on cupcakes and junk. This is simple and beautiful. I love the flowers.

  3. Thanks Lisa and Linda... It really wasn't that hard and it did taste good! The flowers were purchased at a bakery place, so I didn't make those!

  4. My Mama used to make this cake for my birthday. I didn't know the recipe was that old.