Well this is way off topic - but I thought I would share my perils with "mamma's lemon cake"
Way back when, before anything sagged and my marriage was new, my husband requested that I make his mother's lemon cake.
I called his mom right away - but she could not remember where she had put the recipe. I did not want to disappoint my husband. But I had never had mamma's cake. So I made a lemon layer cake with oozy drippy frosting. It was so oozy I could not move it to the table and we had to serve it right from the counter. :lol: My husband was appreciative but it wasnt mammas cake. Nothing like it appearantly.
Fast forward to another b-day and once again I determined to make mamma's lemon cake. Again, I failed in my mission.
For the next 10 years I would try to make mamma's cake. And never once was I able to get the real recipe from my mother in-law.
Yet I tried and tried until my husband commented "real love is when your wife tries year after year to make a lemon cake" :lol:
Well this year I thought I had it right. I still did not have the real recipe but I have many years experience in what not to do! So I made my cake confindent that this year would be the year the cake was right!
Alas as I was pulling the cake out of the oven I realized that the oil was still sitting on the counter. Right where I had put it after measuring the oil!
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
Oh it was pretty good anyway