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Lemon Cake

Introduction:

Savor the zesty goodness with this Lemon Cake recipe! The bright and refreshing flavor of lemons combined with the moist and tender texture of the cake makes it a delightful treat for any citrus lover.

Why We Love This Recipe:

The Lemon Cake is a perfect blend of sweet and tangy, creating a burst of flavor in every bite. It’s a versatile dessert that suits various occasions, from casual gatherings to elegant celebrations.

Ingredients:

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

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Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in the lemon zest and juice until well combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes:

  • For an extra lemony kick, you can add a lemon glaze or frosting on top.
  • Ensure your ingredients are at room temperature for a smoother batter consistency.

FAQs: Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh? While fresh lemon juice is recommended for the best flavor, bottled lemon juice can be used as a substitute if fresh lemons are unavailable.

Can I freeze the Lemon Cake? Yes, the Lemon Cake can be frozen for up to three months. Make sure to wrap it securely to prevent freezer burn.

Conclusion: Delight your taste buds with the bright and citrusy goodness of this Lemon Cake. Whether enjoyed on its own or dressed up with a glaze or frosting, this versatile dessert is sure to bring a burst of sunshine to your table. Perfect for any occasion or just when you crave a slice of heavenly lemony goodness!

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