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Zesty Lemon Cake Delights: Mastering the Art of Perfect Baking

 Lemon Cake


  • Author: RecipesAmazingAl3abFun
  • Total Time: 50 minutes (plus cooling)
  • Yield: 1 cake (12 servings)
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Lemon Cake is a delightful dessert that boasts a tender crumb and a zesty, vibrant flavor. The moist, golden layers are infused with fresh lemon juice and zest, then frosted with a light, lemony buttercream. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, ideal for any occasion.


Ingredients

  • 🍋 2 lemons (zest and juice)
  • 🥚 4 large eggs
  • 🧈 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 🍚 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 🥄 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 🥛 1 cup whole milk
  • 🍬 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 🧂 A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in lemon zest and juice.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely before frosting.

Notes

  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature to achieve a smooth batter.
  • For a more intense lemon flavor, add a lemon glaze by combining 1/2 cup lemon juice with 1 cup powdered sugar and drizzle over the warm cake.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cake (12 servings)
  • Calories: 495 kcal
  • Sugar: 43g
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 68g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg

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