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Lemon Cake Recipe

Lemon Cake


This is a moist and rich lemon cake recipethat combines the tart taste of lemon with the traditionally sweet taste of cake.

Frost with lemon buttercream frosting for a fresh, tangy treat.

Lemon Cake

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1-3/4 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

2. In a mixer, cream the butter then add the sugar, beating well.

3. Reduce speed to medium and add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.

5.  Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in the lemon rind.

6. Pour batter into prepared cake pans, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake tests done with toothpick or cake tester.

7. Cool layers in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely before frosting.

 


Lemon Buttercream Frosting:


Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg yolk
1-pound box (3-3/4 cups) confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
5 to 6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

 

Directions:

1. Cream the butter until light and fluffy.

2.  Add the egg yolk, beating well, and gradually beat in the sugar with the lemon juice until desired spreading consistency is reached.

3. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake layers.