Lemon Crumpet Cake


the winner of the
Antique Kitchen Gadget
(and most immense thanks for all of you who commented.
Would I could share vintages with each of you!)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.
~Pride & Prejudice, Chapter 1
She felt the loss of Willoughby’s character
yet more heavily than she had felt the loss of his heart.”
~Sense & Sensibility, Chapter 32
Lemon Crumpet Cake
This dainty little treat recalls the olde-fanshioned days of long lace dresses and parasoled strolls through wisteria and ivy. The eggless cake cooks up thick and spongy, with a moist texture and hue the color of a whispered secret. A merry accompanient to any evening soiree.

2 T. sour cream
2 T. butter or margarine
2 T. mayonnaise
1 t. vinegar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. butter flavoring
1/2 tsp. lemon flavoring or zest of 1 lemon
1 T. oil
1/2 c. milk
Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a greased-and-floured 9-inch-round cake pan. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired. Bake 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes (or until top bounces back when touched). Allow to cool before cutting.
Serve with pure vanilla ice cream and Bonnet Berry Sauce.
Bonnet Berry Sauce
2 c. frozen mixed berried
1/2 c. apricot-mango jam, or orange marmalade
2 T. brown sugar
Heat all in a saucepan until boiling. Set aside until ready to serve.

And was Mr. Rochester now ugly in my eyes? No, reader. Gratitude, and many associations, all pleasurable and genial, made his face the object I best liked to see…

~Jane Eyre

20 Responses to “Lemon Crumpet Cake”


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  2. Noah's Mommy says:

    oh the bonnet berry sauce makes me want to sprout prose…..

  3. Kim says:

    What is “butter flavoring”?

  4. Jillian says:

    Just discovered your blog not too long ago through cjane and it is darling. I love the little faces you put on your creations. This dessert looks delicious. I love crumpets but had never thought of putting them into a dessert. My English grandmother would approve!

  5. Noodle says:

    Mmmm…Sounds wonderful! I love that you posted this!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just found your blog today. It is so cute! Thanks for sharing your talents with everyone :).

  7. Amanda says:

    Love the dessert and the quotes are fantastic! Some of my favorite books there. :)

    Beyond thrilled about the giveaway win too!

  8. Cristine says:

    Gorgeous, as always! :)

  9. Diana says:

    I must try this dessert, if only because you quoted three of my very favorite novels. Thanks!

  10. Caronae says:

    That looks amazing, especially all the pretty berries. I have a secret confession: I don’t like Jane Austen!

  11. Steph. says:

    oh this is divine! i am so making this sometime this weekend. thank you!!

  12. Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage says:

    Congrats! Those pics are just too cute!

  13. Jaime says:

    People always complain about English food, but not me. Who could ever be unhappy with cakes and berries, trifles and crumpets.
    But, of course, you know how I feel.
    You've done it again Brooke!
    Simply MAHHHVELOUS!!

  14. Sophie says:

    Oh I love this cake and especially that quote at the bottom! Have you seen the movie? It's fantastic, especially the most recent version by Masterpiece theater :).

  15. Tami (Pixeltrash) says:

    Hi, Girl! Love your awesome dessert today. Guess what?!? I made cupcakes today! And they have little faces. You'll have to stop over to see what I mean!

  16. bluecottonmemory says:

    After seeing your blog, I've got to go cook! What a great combo – nothing goes with a great quote better than scrumptuous food! What a great resource!

  17. {jordan} says:

    So I MUST know, do you DRAW those cute little faces on your pics, or is there a program out there that you use- I also LOVE the speech bubbles- if it's not a 'trade' secret, I would love to know how to get my hands on those darlings. I love your blog!

  18. TERI REES WANG says:

    Lick, slurp, swallow, burp. Aah…;P

  19. paperlili says:

    Honestly…your adorable pictures need to be on Hallmark cards. I would buy every one of them. They just make me smile.

  20. SaraCarling says:

    Can I ask you what font you used in this post, on the pictures? I must have it! I'm designing a scrapbook collection, and this would be perfect for it.

    Thanks so much.


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