"Mom, I would like 4 cakes! Lemon, blueberry, strawberry, and green!" As far as birthday cake requests go, this was a doozy. Most would say cupcakes would be the way to go, but I wanted to try and make something with all of the elements combined. After some back and forth with the birthday girl, the green option became apple. I decided to make a separate mini apple dump cake and my little one was OK with the adjustment because hey, that's still two cakes! I didn't have an existing recipe for the main cake, so I researched lemon cakes, lemon-blueberry cakes, and strawberry-lemon cakes.
I found an amazing recipe for lemon cake at Sally's Baking Addiction, some direction on the blueberry compote at Also The Crumbs Please, and a few strawberry pointers at The Cake Blog.
The cake was a delicious success and my daughter was very happy with the results!