delicious lemon cake recipe

Lemon Cake Recipe

A light and tangy lemon cake that’s perfect for any occasion. This moist and flavorful cake is topped with a sweet lemon glaze for an extra burst of citrus.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (from about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan, or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the batter:
    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  3. Combine dry ingredients:
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated.
  4. Bake the cake:
    Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Make the lemon glaze:
    In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and enough lemon juice to reach a pourable consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  6. Serve and enjoy:
    Slice the cake and serve. Enjoy your homemade lemon cake with a cup of tea or coffee!

Feel free to adjust the recipe to your taste, and enjoy your baking!

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