This cake divides into 2 layers as it bakes. The upper layer becomes a light cake that covers a rich lemon pudding layer underneath. It is relatively easy to make, but does require a second pan with 1 and 1/2 inches of water for the the baking dish or pan to sit in while it bakes. I use a large stoneware pan so I have purchased a large foil roasting pan that is large enough for it to sit in.
The finished cake can be enjoyed warm from the oven or later after it has cooled in the fridge.
For birthdays, my children and I enjoy decorating cakes. We add real (non-toxic) flowers and various toys to dress the cakes up. A theme is selected, then we buy our decorations and pick up flowers from the market. Once we are home, the cake is prepared, cooled, iced, and then the fun begins. Inspired, my children proceed with their creation. My family and guests really enjoy the chocolate fudge flavor of this cake combined with the melt in your mouth creamy icing. Enjoy!