Lemon Cake Recipe

Indulge in the tangy sweetness of this delightful lemon cake, perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in the lemon zest and lemon juice until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, you can dust the cake with powdered sugar or frost it with your favorite lemon frosting for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy your homemade lemon cake!

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