Posted by tasteandseecakesazAfter searching high and low for a good, flavorful lemon cake that did not start with a box mix, I decided to combine some other recipes I've found into this delicious cake. I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Moist and light with the perfect amount of lemon flavor. I've only made it once so far (I'm posting so I won't forget what I did!) so I'd welcome your comments and feedback!
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 1 box instant lemon pudding 1 tsp lemon extract 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup sour cream zest of 1 lemon 4 eggs 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup milk (I used whole milk)
Cream butter and sugar thoroughly (about 5 minutes in electric mixer on med-high speed). Add pudding, extracts, lemon zest and sour cream and mix thoroughly. Beat in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt. Mix 1/3 of the flour mixture into the batter until completely combined. Add 1/2 the milk and mix completely. Alternate flour and milk, combining completely after each addition, ending with the last 1/3 of the flour. Prepare pans and bake at 350 until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and top is beginning to brown. Single layer 8 or 9" pans should take about 25-30 minutes. Also makes awesome cupcakes!