Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/4-by-2 1/2-inch loaf pans, and line the bottoms with parchment paper. You can use a bundt pan or 9x13 pan if you prefer - the variations are limitless! Just be sure to watch the cake while baking, as the baking time may vary.
  • Cream butter and 2 cups sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Mixing at medium speed, add eggs, one at a time, and lemon zest.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, buttermilk and vanilla. Add flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to butter and sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Divide batter evenly between pans, smooth tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup lemon juice in a small saucepan, and cook over low heat until sugar dissolves.
  • When cakes are done, let them cool 10 minutes. Invert them onto a rack set over a tray, and spoon lemon syrup over cakes. Let cakes cool completely.
  • For glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar and remaining 3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice in a bowl, mixing with a whisk until smooth. Pour over top of cakes, and allow glaze to drizzle down the sides.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I love lemon every way and every day. Awesome post.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Another fan of Lemon cake.
    Delicious

    Michael
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    You know Zena even when my commputer isn't on and someone posts a lemon recipe I can smell it! HA! This sounds way good and when I will allow myself I will have to try it. Thanks very much. By the way, anything Ina touches is good.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    I agree with Zena this sounds really good, I love lemon. Got my 5
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  • zena824 6 years ago
    Sounds delicious....
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