They say that citrus fruits are full of antioxidants and good for the heart. But, what if you add 2 sticks of butter, 4 eggs, 2 cups of sugar and buttermilk?

Well, you may have lost all those health benefits with those added ingredients, but I know it tastes good. In fact,  it's absolutely delicious! I'm referring to lemon cake. It has been one of my mother's specialties.  When I was looking to make something different for an event, I thought back to that mouth watering lemon cake.  Mom always used the Barefoot Contessa's recipe.  It's right online here: Lemon Cake Recipe.  It was an absolute hit!  I did find that I didn't need the 6-8 lemons suggested in the recipe.  I only needed 3.  Maybe, I had especially zesty lemons.  I also cut the glaze recipe in half.  I didn't need it to be quite so sweet. You end up with two cakes.  Mom usually freezes one to bring out later.  I ended up freezing one also and it still tastes just as good...but it doesn't usually stay long in the freezer.