Adding just a tablespoon of lemon zest can add a subtle zing to most any vanilla, yellow or even angel food cake. And if want a little extra zing to match the colorful insides of this Funfetti cake, try this!
I love lemon's brightness and slight tang. By adding just a little, you are creating a layer of flavor that most tasters won't perceive directly, they'll just note something richer than plain cake.
Here's one more secret little tip: lemon zest absolutely livens up a box of cake mix!
Related: In Praise of Lemon Zest
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