Heres the another cake out of my 6 Safari Theme Cake series.This cake is my personal favorite, a Lemon cake with raspberries iced with a Lemon buttercream frosting and Fondant Accents.
Preparation time:60 minutes
Serves: two 6-inch round layers.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/4 cup sour cream/buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
For the icing:
3 cups buttercream icing
(reduce the amount of milk used in buttercream and use lemon juice instead)
1 teaspoon Lemon extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 6-inch round cake pans.
2.In a bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
3.In another bowl beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs one by one stirring until incorporated,add the sour cream and mix and then the and lemon extract and lemon zest and mix until incorporated.
4.Add the flour slowly and fold until incorporated, do not over beat.Fold the fresh raspberries.
6.Transfer the batter to the pans equally and distribute evenly.Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before transferring cakes from the pan.
8.For the icing whip the extract and zest with the buttercream, you can add yellow color if you like.Place 1 teaspoon of icing on the cake circle and then place one layer of cake on the cake circle on it.Place about a cup of icing on top and spread evenly with spatula(you can also put some fresh raspberries).Place the second layer on top(make sure the bottom smooth side is facing up so you have an even surface(If you have a cake that has risen and is not flat enough to ice it level it and then place it crumb side down).Place 1 1/2 more cups of icing on top and start spreading on the top pushing it to the sides and then ice the sides as well.Pipe your favorite design,I used lemon icing with a shell tip to pipe the details and added the fondant honeybee and flower accents.
Do not over mix the eggs or batter.
You can use blueberries instead of the raspberries too.