I've done pretty well with two lemons to get that amount. Make sure your lemons are fresh - if they're just a little bit old, you can definitely taste it.
LStockman originally posted:
Despite the varying opinions, I am going to try to make this one myself... How many lemons do you need to get the 1T+2t of lemon rind?
I'm SO glad you're trying this. I absolutely love this cake. Really. Everyone who tried the cakes I made like them, too. This Lemonade Layer Cake will be in my (small) rotation of cakes. No, mine didn't rise THAT high, but none of my cakes ever do. Mine weren't gummy or sticky at all. When I took them out of the oven they were a beautiful golden brown on top, and cooked all the way through. (I'm sorry, but those of you with runny cakes or gummy insides, I swear that you just didn't cook them long enough.)
"In all our woods there is not a tree so hard to kill as the buckeye. The deepest girdling does not deaden it, and even after it is cut down and worked up into the side of a cabin it will send out young branches, denoting to all the world that Buckeyes are not easily conquered, and could with difficulty be destroyed." - Daniel Drake, 1833