Certainly! Here’s a classic recipe for a delicious lemon cake
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest (from 2-3 lemons)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
For the lemon glaze:
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
For the lemon icing (optional):
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons fres
For the cake Ingredients
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set this dry mixture aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, which should take about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Start and finish with the dry mixture, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix; overmixing can make the cake tough.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it out evenly.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the top is lightly golden.
- While the cake is baking, prepare the lemon glaze by mixing 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, poke holes all over the cake with a toothpick or skewer. Pour the lemon glaze over the warm cake, allowing it to soak in.
- Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan.
- If desired, prepare a lemon icing by mixing 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Drizzle the icing over the cooled cake.
- Slice and enjoy your delicious homemade lemon cake!
This lemon cake is wonderfully moist and bursting with citrus flavor. It’s perfect for any occasion, from afternoon tea to dessert after a special meal.