Lemon Butter Sauce for Cake

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a rich and bright sauce that is excellent with any heavy unfrosted cake. A classic from the Farm Journal magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan Cook over med.
  2. heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat, stir and cool slightly.
  4. Serve on cake.


Most Helpful

This needed quite a bit more lemon juice to make it tart & tangy like Grandma used to make. But doubling the lemon was just the trick and everything else was perfect! I'll use it again. Thanks!

Faux Chef Lael April 04, 2011

This was absolutely pefect! I was a little afraid of having the egg curdle, so I melted the butter over low heat, removed it from the burner and added the sugar, water, lemon juice and blended the egg in last, and returned it to the burner. I had never made a lemon sauce before and was very pleased with the results. I used it with Best Ever Gingerbread, #120865. Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice recipe!!

Rose is Rose November 05, 2005

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