The Lazy Lipstick Life

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In honor of the upcoming Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share a funny Mom text and a delicious Spring/Summer recipe for you to try!

Recently, mom tried her hand out at a recipe for Lemon Cakes from the the big ol’ book of recipes that my Grandma Ruth shared with her. (To die for..)

Grandma just turned 92, (though she will argue with you to the death that she is 91) so she is rummaging through her immaculately clean apartment slapping bright colored post it notes on everything she wants to give away. Later on she will forget that she gave you something, and swear you stole it. Apparently my mom stole all her addresses and left her empty address book. Hilarious, but don’t you dare laugh.. Not a peep. Lips sealed..

Anywho, these lemon cakes are legit. Like melt in your mouth lemmony, buttery, goey goodness with a sprinkle of sugar dusted across the top legit. (Gasp.)

I think my mom must have been watching “The Trump,” who she absolutely despises, while making the recipe. Oh mom, so glad that normal is not a word in your vocabulary. You keep life interesting. See text & recipe below.

Fri, Apr 14, 2:34 PM – Text from Mom 

“I love you Bethany. Buy extra water very important. WW3 could be imminent. Do you want me to drop off those lemon cakes at your work for you & your co-workers?”

I love this woman. She keeps life entertaining. Anyway, try the lemon cakes – TRUST. Peace & love, lippies.

  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup stick margarine softened
  • Lemon rind (1 lemon)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cream the sugar & margarine and then beat in the eggs.
  2. In bowl: Mix flour, baking soda, & salt.
  3. Add flour mixture to creamy mixture, slowly blending in buttermilk as you stir.
  4. Fold in lemon zest rind and chopped nuts if desired.
  5. Pour into 2 loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 60 mins. Should be lightly browned when done. (Check with toothpick.)

For Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of lemon juice
  1. Combine ingredients. Heat small portion in microwave to help dissolve.
  2. While bread is still warm, poke with fork, and drizzle lemon glaze over bread. Enjoy!

***These are so good, you really will want to slap yourself. (After you chase a couple down with a perfectly chilled glass of milk, of course.)

Lemon Cake

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