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Simple Lemon Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This simple lemon cake is perfect for picnics and parties. It's moist and soft."
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45 m servings 254
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 9-inch square pan)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Beat sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl; add to creamed mixture. Pour in milk, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix until you achieve a smooth batter. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 254 calories; 10.7 35.8 3.9 63 173 Full nutrition

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I made this cake as written, subbing gluten free all purpose flour for regular all purpose. I did need to bake for about 10 extra minutes due to this substitution. The cake was nice and moist an...

Moist,easy. I brushed a glaze (boiled juice of 1 lemon plus 1/4 cup of sugar) over warm cake. Can be served with stewed strawberries or fresh fruit on the side as garnish for a beautiful, healt...

My family raved about this lemon cake. I added a light lemon glaze I made with lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar. Delicious!