This was my nana's fave cake recipe

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When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Velvet Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting! This cake recipe is a perfect way to satisfy your sweet-tooth but without it being too overwhelming. The combination of lemon cake with a smooth cream cheese frosting is perfect for any summer occasion, picnic, or potluck. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it also has a beautiful, sunny bright yellow color that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
The story behind this recipe is that I used to bake this cake all the time for my grandmother. She was a lover of lemon-flavored desserts, and I wanted to create something special for her. After a lot of research, I finally found the perfect combination of ingredients that created a cake that was moist, light, lemony, and not too sweet. From that day forward, this cake became a staple at our family gatherings. Unfortunately, my grandmother passed away a few years ago, but every time we make this cake, we honor her memory and keep her love for lemon desserts alive.
Lemon Velvet Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
- 1 and ¾ cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 large egg whites, room temperature
- ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the frosting:
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 oz unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Add eggs and egg whites one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
5. Mix in lemon juice, buttermilk, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
6. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
7. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
9. Once the cakes are done, let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes before taking them out from the pans and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the frosting:
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter together until creamy.
2. Gradually add powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
3. Beat until smooth and well combined.
4. Once the frosting is ready, cover the cooled cake layers with the frosting and enjoy your delightful Lemon Velvet Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
This Lemon Velvet Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is perfect for anyone who loves a light and refreshing dessert. It’s not too sweet, just the perfect amount of tangy lemon flavor combined with the smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting. This is an easy recipe to follow and is sure to impress anyone who is lucky enough to try it out. So, try it out and share it with your loved ones – I promise they will be asking for seconds!
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