13 Reviews

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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Liz Zzzz© February 03, 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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Anita Harris January 23, 2003

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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Dasme October 27, 2011

This recipe is overleavened. I am a professional baker and suspected it had too much baking powder but followed the directions anyway. The cake fell in the middle as I feared. I can't comment on taste as I made it for a customer's birthday cake. I filled it with pastry cream and covered in fresh whipped cream. I'm sure it tastes fine -- will have to ask customer for feedback.

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griddy August 24, 2009

Really good, I made mine with lemon curd filling and cream cheese icing. The texture was a little too crumbly though. Great flavor!

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KellyMac6 August 25, 2008

This is an excellent lemon cake. It has a nice crumb and is very moist with a good lemon flavor. The recipe was very easy, fast, and turned out perfectly. This is definitely a recipe I'll make again!

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Chef Linds August 12, 2008

This was a very easy cake to make. I loved the cake and frosting. The person who felt the recipe was difficult should stick with cake mixes.

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melinda.price November 18, 2007

This cake was wonderful, the cake itself has just a perfect hint of lemon and the icing itself is absolutely wonderful, it has a stronger lemon taste, but not overpowering it is wonderful, and the cake itself is beautiful! I had no problem with sagging it turned out beautiful! I think it is imperative to let it cool exactly as instructed! Thank you for such a wonderful lemon recipe. This is the single best lemon recipe I have ever made! I will make this time and again!

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lblades2008 March 21, 2007

This review is for the frosting as I wanted to use up a boxed lemon cake mix. The frosting turned out wonderfully! We love buttercream frosting and this had great flavor. I only had 1/8 cup of lemon juice so I added 1/8 cup orange juice which tamed the lemony tang very well while delivering a nice citrus flavor. Also added a little yellow food coloring. I think this could easily be converted to Orange Layer Cake. Next time I promise to try the cake recipe too. Thanks for sharing.

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Kat's Mom November 25, 2006

This is a large, impressive cake with a nice texture and taste. I would have liked it to be a bit finer-grained and stronger tasting (more zest would help). Also, it sagged a bit in the middle despite being fully cooked. However, I'd still recommend it because it is pretty good and there are so few lemon cakes out there this simple that use everyday ingredients and no boxed mixes or lemon gelatin.

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Holly Mercer August 14, 2006
Lemon Layer Cake