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    Lemon Layer Cake

    Lemon Layer Cake. Photo by Kat's Mom

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    25 mins

    35 mins

    Fauve's Note:

    Light and moist with a delicious lemon flavor.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Grease two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans.
    3. 3
      Line with waxed paper; grease paper.
    4. 4
      In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
    5. 5
      In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and eggs with electric mixer at high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    6. 6
      Beat in lemon rind and juice.
    7. 7
      Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating between each addition just until well mixed.
    8. 8
      Pour into prepared pans.
    9. 9
      Bake for 35 minutes, or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with finger tip.
    10. 10
      Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; loosen around edges with knife; turn out onto wire racks; cool completely.
    11. 11
      For frosting: Beat butter in a medium bowl with electric mixer until soft.
    12. 12
      Stir in lemon rind; beat confectioners sugar alternately with lemon juice until smooth and spreadable.
    13. 13
      (makes enough frosting for one two-layer cake).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 03, 2003


      I thought this was a wonderful cake. We made it for my step-dad's birthday. It was very moist and the flavor was great. I would really recommend this recipe for anyone. I think the problem Anita had was she maybe baked it too long. I kept a close watch on mine while it was baking.

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    • on January 23, 2003


      Although this cake had a good lemon flavorI was disappointed in this recipe. I found it to be time-consuming and the results weren't what I thought they would be. I followed the exact directions but the frosting was too thick (so had to add more lemon juice to make it spreadable) and the cake itself was too "dry".

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    • on October 27, 2011


      Moist cake. The frosting was a little too "lemony" for my taste. Next time I would switch off some milk for the lemon juice to balance out the flavor more.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Layer Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (2037 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 6961.2
    Calories from Fat 2335
    Total Fat 259.4 g
    Saturated Fat 158.0 g
    Cholesterol 1210.7 mg
    Sodium 5024.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1116.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.2 g
    Sugars 797.3 g
    Protein 70.4 g

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