Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lemon Creme Fraiche Cake


Recently, I had some crème fraiche left in the fridge to use up, so busily Googled recipes containing crème fraiche.  I tried "crème fraiche" plus "ingredient" which largely gave me recipes for making crème fraiche, so I changed tack and Googled "crème fraiche" plus "cake" and bingo - I found this terrific Oprah.com recipe for Lemon Crème Fraiche Cake

The finished cake was so moist and light, and was a winner at work:


The only change that I made to the recipe was to substitute some of the crème fraiche for thickened cream, as I did not have quite enough crème fraiche.  It didn't seem to make a difference to the finished product.  Also, if you want enough glaze to easily cover the cake, I recommend at least doubling the recipe given - I found that the amount suggested did not make enough glaze to easily cover the top of the cake.

This cake was popular at work too, so comes highly recommended.

6 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

Wow! That sure does look like one amazingly delicious cake, Gaye. I love the notion of repurposing leftover crème fraiche into another delicious goodie. No doubt in my mind it was a hit!!!

Thanks for sharing, Gaye...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oooh I wish I was in my kitchen so that I could bake this. It looks really wonderfully versatile like you could use other citrus or even other fruit!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Gaye, I so enjoy baking with crème fraîche - it always lends an incredible moistness to any batter - I usually bake chocolate cupcakes with it but now I am intrigued by this lovely recipe and would love to give it a try!
Thank you for the inspiration, dear friend!
Andrea

Kari said...

What a beautifully moist cake. I can imagine the lemon flavours too, and am now craving lemon cake ;)

dentistvschef said...

Damn delicious sweet bites!!!
worth to try recipe….

Kayte said...

This Lemon Creme Fraiche Cake is calling me loud and long...that looks perfect. Lemon is my favorite flavor and this cake would really make my day. :-)