Every well decorated cake deserve a tasty cake underneath.  Here’s a great lemon cake recipe with lemon filling:

Lemon Cake Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 eggs
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

Stir shortening to soften.  Gradually add sugar and cream until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and lemon extract.  Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each one.  Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour.  Beat after each addition.  Bake in 2 paper-lined 8-inch round pans in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Remove from over. Test for doneness with toothpicks.
Let cool then fill with lemon filling.

Lemon Filling Recipe
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Dash salt
1 slightly beaten egg yolk
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt; add egg yolk, water, and lemon juice; cook in double boiler till thick, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add lemon peel and butter.  Cool.  Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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