Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lemon Cake with Lemon Frosting

My oldest son requested a lemon cake for his birthday and my mother in law combined a few recipes to come up with this delicious treat. We agreed that it had an old fashioned taste and texture, much better than a lemon cake mix. -Sarah

Lemon Cake
3 cups cake flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup buttermilk

Lemon Frosting
6 T. butter, softened
1/2 t. lemon zest
1-2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • Spray 2, 8 inch round cake pans.
  • Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix buttermilk and lemon juice.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
  • With mixer on low add dry ingredients in thirds, alternating with buttermilk mixture.
  • Divide batter between pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 45-50 minutes.
  • Split cake in halves, if desired to make a 4 layer cake. Fill with lemon curd or lemon frosting. Frost entire cake with lemon frosting.
  • To make frosting, beat ingredients together using as much lemon juice as needed for desired consistency.

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