Lemonpalooza: Seasoned with Love Catering Lemon Tart Recipe
At Betenbough Home’s first-ever Lemonpalooza, Seasoned with Love Catering provided a perfect recipe for kids to sell on Lemonade Day. Many thanks to the chef, Carlos Rangel, for sharing his secrets with us. If you would like to learn more about Seasoned with Love Catering, visit their website by clicking on the link.
Any Lemon or white cake: 1 Box
Lemon marmalade: 2 jars
Lemonade: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 tbsp.
Vanilla: 1 tsp.
Butter: 3 big pats
Mint: 1 leaf
Raspberries: 2 each
Mix the cake per instructions on the box. Spread onto two thin sheet pans lined with parchment paper about half an inch thick. Bake until toothpick done.
Slice the top part of the cake to make it even with the pan. This will make the cake stack evenly. Throw the cut pieces in the trash.
Cut cake in half
Spread the store bought lemon marmalade on half of the cake. Spread evenly.
Flip side of cake without marmalade, and place it on top of the other piece. Press down.
Use any size biscuit cutters. (Wet them so they will slide through the cake.) Press biscuit cutters firmly into the cake.
Wipe off excess crumbs. Set the piece of cake onto the plate.
Making the sauce
Pour lemonade, vanilla, and sugar into skillet.
Stir sugar continually until completely dissolved
Put stove temperature on high for rapid boil with big bubbles. (The bigger the bubbles, the thicker the sauce) Then reduce temperature by 25%.
(Biggest trick to the sauce is letting it cool off. If you don’t, you’re going to break your butter. If that happens, you will have an oily, lemony taste. It won’t be any good.) You don’t want to see any steam.
Once cooled, stir in butter pats. The butter pats will thicken the sauce. Stir constantly until all the pieces of butter are completely melted.
Sauce will look thick and silky.
Pour sauce generously over the cake to saturate it.
Place mint leaf on top after opening it.
Press middle down into the cake to make leaves stand up.
Place raspberries on top and on the side
For more ideas to help make money on Lemonade Day, visit Betenbough Home’s Pinterest board, “Lemons to Lemonade.”