Lemon Layer Cake

Few flavors scream summer quite like lemon. Transform a traditional yellow cake and cream cheese icing with lemon, and you have VeryVera’s Lemon Cake, which was our April Cake of the Month. This sweet and tart cake is the perfect accompaniment to your summer spread or a great ending to a heavy meal.

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Lemon Icebox Tart

I first tasted this pie at Crook’s Corner, the legendary Chapel Hill restaurant that’s had my friend and colleague chef Bill Smith at the helm for more than two decades. The first forkful was a revelation, the sort of otherworldly gustatory experience that involuntarily causes heads to tilt back and eyes to roll—the OMG kind

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