Lord John Grey and his Lemon Cake

What he didn’t know was what had possessed Fraser to make the accusasion now, and in such a public manner.  He got up, used the pot, then splashed water from the ewer over his face and, tilting the pitcher, drank most of the rest.  It was nearly evening; his room was growing dark, and he could smell the luscious scents of tea pouring downstairs; fried sardines, fresh buttered crumpets, lemon sponge, cucumber sandwiches, sliced ham.  He swallowed, suddenly ravenous.

-Lord John Grey

The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 30

Lemon cake is a perfect addition to a spring or summer meal.  It was my father’s favorite, and I always made a point to make it for him on his birthday or any special occasion.  My mum and I found a simple, homemade recipe in her collection that is incredibly easy to bake.  Once again, seizing the opportunity, my daughter took charge of the recipe to create a delicious dessert that is bound to be loved by everyone.

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