This high-altitude lemon cake is delicious with fresh strawberry frosting. (I use Paula Deen's recipe for that!)

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 9-inch round layers
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

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  • Mix together cake flour, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt.

  • Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, continuing to beat until soft peaks form.

  • Cream butter and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add the flour mixture in batches, alternating with milk and lemon juice, beating batter briefly after each addition. Add lemon extract and egg whites; beat to incorporate into batter. Pour into the prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely on wire racks before frosting.

Cook's Note:

You can combine the milk and lemon juice when mixing in the flour. The milk will curdle, this is fine.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 50.2g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 32.9mg; sodium 380.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2020
This recipe is amazing! The lemon flavor is really refreshing and not at all artificial. I didn’t have too 9” cake pans, so I just used one 9”x13” pan and adjusted the cooking time- it still turned out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/27/2020
It's too heavy.. I made it and when serving it, I noticed it was difficult to cut. Upon taking a bite, it was heavy and dense. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2020
This recipe is amazing! The lemon flavor is really refreshing and not at all artificial. I didn’t have too 9” cake pans, so I just used one 9”x13” pan and adjusted the cooking time- it still turned out perfectly. Read More
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