I decided to divide the batter between three shallow pans to make a three layer cake. With an icing that includes 8 cups of icing sugar and a block of real butter, I knew there would be lots to cover three layers.
That's a lot of icing!
I try not to over bake cookies and cake. So while the tops are a little pale, I was happy to see the bottoms a nice baked brown.
Yes, lots of icing to cover this cake, that's for sure. With the lemon essence and extra lemon zest, it is definitely lemony. A nice change from the Christmas fruit cakes. It looked summery to me, a nice thought in mid- January, for sure.
It really is a delicious recipe and Barry's site is well worth exploring. All his recipes are doable and his photos are spectacular. Here is the link right to his Lemon Velvet Cake...