recipes lemon cake

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

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set this dry mixture aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, which should take about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  5. 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.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it out evenly.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

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