Fresh and bright, lemon layer cake is the perfect spring dessert.
  • Makes: 6-8 servings
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

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  1. For the cake, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 6-inch round baking pans.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Whisk in eggs.
  3. When well-combined, alternately add flour, milk and lemon juice. Stir in vanilla and zest until just combined.
  4. Spoon ¼ of the batter into each pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the center springs to the touch. 
  5. Allow to cool slightly, release from pan, grease and flour again. Divide remaining batter into the pans. Bake remaining layers and allow all layers to fully cool.
  6. For the frosting, with an electric mixer, whip together all ingredients until very creamy and easy to spread. The amount of milk determines thickness. Ice cake layers as desired.

Tips & Notes

If using a pastry bag to decorate, use only ⅛ cup of milk. 


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