Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Mini Almond Pistachio Lemon-Cream Cake

I love slicing into a layer-cake and seeing all the pretty work that has gone into creating it.

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But I don't like how big and monstrous they are - whenever I make them, they end up being far too much cake for me and Brian to eat without feeling overloaded with sugar. So this time I decided to make a mini layer cake.

A mini Almond Pistachio Lemon-cream Cake.
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The great thing about this cake is that it doesn't take us much work as a regular layer cake - I wanted to keep it simple. So it's a great little cake to me if you have a few girlfriends coming over - just enough for 5 or 6 small slices.

If you'd like the recipe, you can find it here on the City Of Dionne Facebook page.

33 comments:

.........my messy girlfriend said...

ohlalalala it looks delicious and so pretty:)

Gloria said...

Why is everything so darn cute in miniature form? Yum!

Rebecca said...

Oh man, that looks scrumptious! Did it taste as wonderful as it looks?!

Kae said...

oh my sweet tooth! that looks sooo tasty and so beautiful.

amy b.s. said...

it's so pretty!

Sarah said...

How cute! I love that it's mini =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

so, so cute! i may need to ask for some mini cake pans for christmas :)

Georgie said...

Be right over!! Yum!

Teresa said...

I have the same problem with layer-cakes... I'm giving up them even for adults' birthdays as people end up not finmishing and you're stuck with it.
My country didn't have the tradition of cupcakes - first store arrived a couple of years ago - and the idea of baking them took some time but yours is the perfect fashion between the old and new and still so fashionable and delicious. And with more guests you could bake two from different kind.
Bravo Dionne and Thank You :love

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am off sugar for a wee bit . . . oh my, this cake looks delicious.

Fondly,
Glenda

Daisy said...

It's so pretty and it looks so good! Specially when you're on a diet!

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

The mini cake is too cute to eat. Now, you'll just have to invite mini friends to come over! I don't know why, but I have an image of tiny people climbing up the cake.

Little Miss Tiara said...

cuteness overloaaadd! :O If I were to have LOTS and LOS and LOTS of money, I'd hire you to be my personal chef! lololololol... :3

Katherine said...

I love pistachio and almond cream AND lemon cake! This is like all my favorite cakes combined - yummy!!

K said...

That's adorable, and I bet it's equally delicious. Mmmmmmm.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Oh. my. gosh. My mouth is watering just looking at them! These are my favourite flavours too!

Barbara said...

That is absolutely perfect, Dionne! And I adore those flavors. Hopping over to get the recipe now....

Piggy said...

Yummy... I love pistachios. One of my favorite nuts (it's a nut ya?). Hazelnut would be another fav. Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier and support. :)

Cheers Alice
http://piggylittleshop.blogspot.com/

Jaclyn said...

Oh my gosh this looks so tasty and adorable! I love your illustration too, it's amazing.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

omg that mini cake is so cute! love it! xo

Becca said...

beautiful cake! and great idea.
it looks so special and sweet! perfect for a small occasion.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, that cake looks amazing and divine! I love its height.

Cheers,

Rosa

Alessandra said...

this is the cutest! and it mmust have been delicious too! yummy!

SAM said...

Looks delicious!

tender b. said...

Lemon and pistachios sound so good together. Love the way your layer cake turned out.

Looking Glass said...

Oh! Yummo! This looks so delicious! Will definitely be trying this recipe out.

~ Clare x

L'Atelier said...

gasph!!!

i am speachless and off to the fb page....

Phoenix said...

CUTE!!! You always come up with the best food ideas :)

Chessa! said...

mmmm....this would be perfect for today. :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Oh my goodness how fun! Great looking cake my dear:-)

When I make cakes I just bring them in to work, and my coworkers hate me for it but they secretly love treats all the time.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love the yellow cup, Dionne, in your drawing.

I have begun to make smaller desserts too. Or I share with the neighbors.

Fondly,
Glenda

Jennifer Young said...

i've wanted to make a mini cake for so long now! this may have just pushed me in the right direction. lovely as always, dionne!
j.

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