Sybil's Old Fashioned Lemon Layer Cake Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2014
I substituted whole wheat flour for all-purpose because it was all I had, but other than that I followed the cake recipe. I ended up tripling the amount of lemon juice and doubling the amount of lemon zest, and the cake still does not taste like lemon... at all. I though all the time put into it by separating the eggs and whipping the egg whites would result in a light and fluffy cake. Instead it is very very dense, not moist. Overall, completely disappointed in the recipe.
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Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2014
I was so excited when I found this recipe. I am not a baker at all and suddenly got the bug to start trying different recipes. I used this recipe for my mom's 70th birthday as a surprise. I thought I could adjust the recipe based on the suggestions of previous reviews but the cake was terrible, to hard to cut. The only thing that I improved was the lemon flavor but the cake itself was not moist and fluffy and just too stiff. Too much work for such a great disappointment! It took me 3 hours to complete. Unless you are a pretty confident baker and know how to adjust the recipe for your benefit, I suggest just using an entirely different recipe. I've had great success with other home made recipes that I've tried.
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Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2013
The picture on this recipe does NOT match the cake!!! This not a light a fluffy cake but it tastes ok.
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Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2013
This is my favorite lemon cake recipe. I don't care for the glaze consistency of the frosting, so I use a different frosting recipe.
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Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2011
This was a lot of work and time. The filling and frosting didn"t come out the way I thought it would. I may have cooked it too long but it had an awesome flavor. I followed the recipe as posted. May find a different lemon frosting next time. Gave it 4 stars because even though it was time consuming the flavor is very lemony!!
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