Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lemon cake

{Photo credits: Martha Stewart}

It really feels like spring in MN. I enjoyed the mid 60 degree weather with my mom, niece Chloe and Juliet on a lovely walk yesterday. Today is going to be in the mid-70's. These lemony cakes remind me of something I'd serve for a spring dinner party or lunch.

I'd love to eat cake every day for the rest of my life.

But let's get real. I have 10 more pounds to lose from pregnancy and another 5 after that (that I should have lost before getting pregnant). I'm starting Weight Watchers on Monday. I wanted to give myself a whole month after having Juliet to not give a damn about what I ate. And I haven't (given a damn). Not that I've been feasting on french fries and pizza but I've had cupcakes and chips a few times without thinking twice about it.

WW will be interesting. It's been about a year since I've been on any serious sort of diet. But it's time. Mostly just time to get as healthy as can be. And I need to get my ass in shape, too. Did I mention that during the walk with Juliet last weekend I had to stop and catch my breath? Yikes!

Now back to the cake talk, because I still have a 5 more days before WW begins.  I'm sure I won't have time to bake a cake, but perhaps I'll scour a local bakery for lemony treats.  In the event you do have the time, check out these recipes and let me know how they turn out!

Lemon cake
White Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Filling


  1. Welcome back to reality. Maybe Erik can make you that cake before Monday since he's such a pro now.


  2. That is amazing! I can't believe you only have 10 pounds to lose. Remember, we have a walk scheduled for Friday, it will be about 2.75 miles.

  3. I agree with Kristin, only need to lose 10 pounds from being prego, that's pretty darn good!!!

    Jay and I decided we'd both go back on WW on Monday too (need to lose all this post wedding weight)...it's easier for me when he does it with me. I can do the working out on my own but it's the weekends and us wanting to go get food or drinks that kills all my hard work during the week! I know you'll be fine back on WW!


  4. 5 days is plenty enough time to devour a cake, especially one like this. Oh my, I just told on myself! Good luck with WW and thanks for the recipe.