When we voted last month I was so excited for this cake. I thought this is exactly what we need a bit of spring in all the darkness and dampness of the Oregon winter. Plus it helps that I love lemon and not just a little. Now I'm not someone who will eat them raw or drink lemon juice straight, but give me a lemon cake or lemon bars and make them as lemony as you want and I am good with it - maybe it's all that sugar.... I guess I should rethink that part. Back to this months cake, I was super excited that we were going to make a lemon dessert, it's a very specific flavor and many people don't care for it. I had high hopes for it when other bakers said they had made it and it was good. I should have known better. They have a combo of lemon and orange in them but it has a lot more orange than lemon, which gives them more of a citrus taste than a lemon one. I am sure for a non lemon lover they are perfectly fine, for me they fell flat and I ended up disappointed.
I have thought about making it again, this time trading out the orange for all lemon to see if that helps. The whole point of the cake slice bakers is to bake as a group and to make the recipe as it states. Now we have people who are allergies and that is a different manner, but the rest of us are to bake the cake as it states in the book, we can make it in any shape or form but the basic recipe should all be the same, so we'll see. Next month will be a new surprise and adventure.
Now go visit my fellow bakers and see what they thought.