Try this Game of Thrones recipe for Sansa’s favorite lemon cakes

Throwing a Game of Thrones finale fete this Sunday? Ascend the party-planning throne with this recipe for lemon cakes, Sansa’s King’s Landing fave, from official GoT cookbook A Feast of Ice and Fire. “They’re so iconic in the book and show,” says coauthor Chelsea Monroe-Cassel of lemon cakes. “Plus, they’re small and snackable, and you can decorate them to your taste!”


For the cake batter:
2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting pan
1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
1⁄4 tsp. baking soda
1⁄2 tsp. table salt
1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
1  cup unsalted butter, softened, more for pan
2  tsp. pure vanilla extract
3  large eggs, room temperature
2 tbsp. lemon zest
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup whole milk

For the icing:
6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2⁄3  cup fresh lemon juice, plus more if needed
2⁄3  tsp. unsalted butter, softened
Optional: Yellow liquid food coloring and candied orange peel, pomegranate seeds, or decorative candy sprinkles