Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Texas Cake for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday and how nice it would be to bake a special cake for the occasion.  I happen to have a recipe that is used at the Governor's mansion here in Texas.  It does not include a recipe for icing, but I believe that is because they serve it with fresh fruit (like a pound cake).  Strawberries or blueberries would look pretty on the side with some whipped cream!  My mom would like it with chocolate mother,  like daughter :)  Happy Mother's Day, Mom.  Love you bunches!

Bishop's Cake
Governor's mansion:  Austin, Texas

1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 C granulated sugar
2 C unbleached flour
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 10"  Bundt pan.  Cream butter and sugar;  add flour (stir just enough to blend).  Add lemon juice and vanilla;  stir well.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.  Pour batter into the pan.  Bake for 30 minutes;  loosely cover pan with foil and bake for another 45 minutes.  When cake is done, cool in pan on top of a rack for 10 minutes.

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  1. How fun to have the Governor's cake (or, rather, the Bishop's!) for Mother's Day! Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays--and Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Hi Marcia,
    That is a great photo and I sure hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I love the lemon juice in your cake that would make it very good. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen