Squeeze lemony sunshine into dessert.


When life hands you lemons you can:

  • Put them in your bra (cheaper and safer than implants)
  • Tap into your Feng Shui mood and arrange them in a vase or bowl
  • Slice them up and hunt down a bottle of Tequila
  • Bake a lemony sunshine into a cake

Bake Lemony Sunshine into a Cake





2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 TBSP. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 large eggs
1 TBSP Mayonnaise (real Mayonnaise, not dressing)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 cup Lemon Club Soda
1 /4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 package of Lemon Jell-O
1 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature & cubed (if using salted butter, then eliminate the 1/2 tsp. salt)


Preheat oven to 350 F

Grease a 13 x 9 inch cake pan butter, then sprinkle a light layer of flour or spray the pan with non-stick spray, then line the pan with parchment paper. Whichever way you choose, ensure that the whole area of pan is coated.

In a stand mixer add: flour, baking powder, Jell-O, lemon rind and salt, then whisk well together, and set aside. (You can also do this with a whisk and bowl if you don’t have a stand mixer).

In a separate bowl beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla, and beat until mixture is creamy.

Slowly add sugar/egg mixture, club soda, lemon juice, mayo, and butter and turn up stand mixer to medium and mix for 3 minutes. Be careful not to over-mix, after three minutes, batter should look light and fluffy and smooth.

Pour batter into your prepared cake pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes (or until toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs after inserting it into the middle of the cake).

Once baked, use a fork to poke holes all over the cake, and leave cake in the pan.

Pour the prepared icing mix (recipe below) all over the cake, cover the whole surface.

Once cooled, you can cover the cake and it will remain moist for up to four days. It’s a great cake to make ahead of time.


2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

In a bowl, simply mix the icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth.



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Let them eat cake!

And lots of it.

This sinfully, decadent offering has to be healthy, right? It has carrots, zucchini, olive oil, eggs, cinnamon  and other healthy spices, cream cheese and healthy nuts. All good stuff, right? Right.

Get your bake on, and sweeten your spring and summer months with:


Carrot Zucchini Cake




3 eggs
4 egg whites
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/3 cups light (not the extra-virgin) olive oil (or you can use vegetable oil)
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely shredded carrots
2 cups finely shredded zucchini
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 cups confectioners’ (in Canada, we call this Icing sugar)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whole or chopped pecans or walnuts for garnish, optional


Preheat oven to 350F

In a large bowl beat eggs, egg whites and sugar until frothy.

Gradually beat in oil.

In a separate bowl combine: dry ingredients.

Add all dry ingredients (except the carrots and zucchini and nuts, keep them on the side for now) to the frothy mixture.

Beat for 5 minutes.

Stir in carrots, zucchini and nuts.

Pour into three greased 9-in. round baking pans.

Bake at 350° for about 35 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.

Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans.

Cool thoroughly on a wire rack.

Directions for Frosting:

Add cream cheese and butter in a large bowl.
Beat until smooth.
Add sugar and vanilla.
Continue beating until sugar is dissolved.
Spread between the layers and over the top and sides of the cake.
Garnish with whole or chopped nuts if desired, or candy in the shape of carrots





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