Lemon Velvet Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by riffraff

I love lemon desserts. Tart and not too sweet. If the cake is going to stand for a while use the glaze as the sugar will be absorbed in humid conditions. I thank Bill's Personal Cook for this one:)

Top Review by najwa

This is one of the best cakes I have ever eaten!! I made it in two 9" cake pans, and baked them for 22 minutes .. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Butter and flour a 9 x 13 cake pan.
  3. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Cream butter in large bowl with mixer.
  5. Add lemon and orange zest.
  6. Cream until smooth and light, about 2 minutes.
  7. Slowly add sugar, blending well and scraping sides of bowl.
  8. Add eggs, one at a time.
  9. In a small bowl, combine water, lemon and orange juices.
  10. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the liquids.
  11. Mix well until smooth.
  12. Spoon into prepared pan--smoothing the surface.
  13. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden on top and springy to the touch.
  14. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
  15. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.
  16. A thin lemon glaze also works nicely.

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