Incredible Lemon Cake

Steps on how to prepare a Incredible Lemon Cake recipe

Time

1 hour 30 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

630.1

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup lemon, zest of, grated
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. 2. STEP

    Grease and flour 2 (8 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2-inch) loaf pans, lining the bottom with parchment paper, if desired.

  3. 3. STEP

    Cream, using paddle attachment, butter and 2 C granulated sugar in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.

  4. 4. STEP

    With mixer on medium speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, and the lemon zest.

  5. 5. STEP

    Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.

  6. 6. STEP

    In another bowl, combine 1/4 C lemon juice, buttermilk and vanilla.

  7. 7. STEP

    Alternately add flour and buttermilk mixtures to batter, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

  8. 8. STEP

    Divide batter evenly between pans, smoothing the tops.

  9. 9. STEP

    Bake 45 minutes- 1 hour, until tester comes out clean.

  10. 10. STEP

    When cakes are done, cool 10 minutes.

  11. 11. STEP

    Meanwhile, combine 1/2 C granulated sugar and 1/2 C lemon juice in small saucepan, cooking over low heat until sugar dissolves.

  12. 12. STEP

    Remove cakes from pans and set on wire rack over jelly pan (best to set upside down on rack so that syrup is spooned onto the bottom of the cake as it will absorb better than spooning over the top).

  13. 13. STEP

    Spoon lemon syrup over cakes.

  14. 14. STEP

    Allow cakes to cool completely.

  15. 15. STEP

    Glaze: Combine confectioners sugar and lemon juice in a bowl, mixing with whisk until smooth.

  16. 16. STEP

    Pour over the tops of the cakes and allow to drizzle down the sides.

  17. 17. STEP

    Garnish with 2 lemon slices and some greens (e. g., Italian parsley or mint leaves), as desired.

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup lemon, zest of, grated
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    Tags

    LEMON

    CITRUS

    FRUIT

    WEEKNIGHT

    BRUNCH

    OVEN

    < 4 HOURS

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