Bonus Post: A Companion to “Having Your Cake and Throwing It Too”

Don’t you agree the Mona Lisa cake vandal owes the Louvre… da Vinci… somebody an apology? I read a book ages ago in which the main character took a cake to somebody as an apology. The recipe was included in the back of the book. I make it every now and then not so much to apologize, but because it’s a darn good cake. Here is the recipe in case all the news coming from the Louvre is making you hungry for cake!

Pology Cake (Lemon Cream Cake)*

½ cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 cups cake flour
3 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
Beat all ingredients together for several minutes until smooth.
Bake for approximately 20 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Do not over cook. Cool completely before frosting.


½ cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners sugar
4 – 5 Tbl. lemon juice

Cream butter and sugar. Add lemon juice one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Add a few drops of yellow food color if you feel like it.

Enjoy, friends!

*From Shelter Me by Juliette Fay.

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