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This delicious and tangy Moist Lemon Cake Recipe is easy to make and is perfect for dessert, picnic, and even afternoon tea. Topped with a sweet yummy glaze.

Moist Lemon Cake Recipe

This delicious and tangy Moist Lemon Cake Recipe is easy to make and is perfect for dessert, picnic, and even afternoon tea. Topped with a sweet yummy glaze
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 419 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

For Lemon Cake

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour

For Lemon Syrup

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For Lemon Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
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Instructions

For Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

  2. Butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt
  4. In the bowl of a mixer, add the butter and sugar and mix on medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture becomes light and fluffy
  5. Add the eggs one a time beating well after each addition
  6. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice. Mixture will look curdled, don't worry, it'll fix itself once you add the dry ingredients
  7. Add the sour cream
  8. Alternate the dry ingredients with the milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture
  9. Once everything is mixed, pour the batter into a prepared pan and use a spoon to make it smooth on top
  10. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean
  11. Remove from and let the cake cool on a rack

For Lemon Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan combine the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved and mixture starts to boil
  2. Remove from heat
  3. After the cake has cooled for 30 minutes, invert it on a cake plate
  4. Slowly pour the hot syrup on top of the warm cake. Allow the cake to cool completely and the liquid gets absorbed

For Lemon Glaze

  1. Place the confectioners sugar in a bowl
  2. Add the lemon juice and mix with a fork or spoon making sure there are no lumps
  3. Spoon the glaze on top of the cooled cake
  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Moist Lemon Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.