While the cake and frosting both taste great separately, the cake is far too dense for the lighter frosting. The frosting also begins to melt once out of the refrigerator when serving, which makes for a less than delightful presentation.
Everything came out perfect. The frosting was to die for. Hands down best frosting I ever tasted.
I made this cake as part of the “12 Cakes to Bake in 2021”. I had the same issue as stated by the previous reviews- the cake was very dense. The frosting was fantastic and the pop of raspberry was amazing! The recipe was easy to follow. I would make this again but I will do a little more research on how to get a lighter cake!
Had been waiting to make this for Valentine's day. The flavor was amazing. I followed the recipe exactly (I'm a stickler for that) and it came out heavy. Still tasted lovely but the texture was not as light as I was expecting. The frosting has the lightest pink tint and is so pretty. Keep refrigerated. After sitting out on the counter during clean up, it was too warm to slice with out mashing the filling down. I may try to sub buttermilk for sour cream next attempt to lighten it up a tad.
This cake is amazing, I made it for my family for Valentine’s Day. I baked the cake the day before and made the frosting & assembled the cake the next day. The cake is much more dense than I expected especially since the description said light. The texture was more like a pound cake. The lemon flavor is so pure (real lemon juice). My family really loved the cake. I baked it in heart shaped pans. Allow plenty of time to prepare this cake as there are several steps to both the cake & frosting. So worth the time and effort when you get these results!