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Easy Lemon Cake

A great tasting Lemon cake!

Easy Lemon Cake


  • 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 6 eggs 1 teaspoon Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract 2 eggs 1 oz. No-Taste Red Icing Color 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 Tablespoon white vinegar


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease two 8 in. round baking pans with Wilton Cake Release or vegetable pan spray.
  3. In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  4. Add eggs and icing color; blend well.
  5. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to batter mixture, beating until blended.
  6. Stir baking soda into vinegar; fold carefully into batter
  7. (do not beat).
  8. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.
  10. *To sour milk, use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

Comments (1)

awww, there looks like there was a typo in the name, this is a Red Velvet Cake recipe.
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