Anyone have a tasty lemon cake recipe? I need one for a small two tier wedding cake that will be filled with rasp and lemon curd.
Everyone loves this one when I make it:
Lemon Layer Cake
(from The Old-Fashioned Baking Book by Jim Fobel)
2 ½ cups sifted cake flour
2 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp. grated lemon zest (I used fresh, not dried)
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375. Grease and flour two 8 round cake pans, tapping out the excess flour.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the sifted cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. In a large bowl, combine the butter and lemon zest; with an electric mixer, beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then beat until light, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in about ¼ of the dry ingredients and then all of the milk. Beat in the remaining dry ingredients alternately with the lemon juice, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
4. Divide between the prepared pans and smooth the top of the batter with a spatula. Bake about 25 minutes, until the tops spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans on a rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges to loosen from the pans and turn the layers out on a rack. Cool to room temperature.
This is the lemon cake recipe I always use. It's very tangy. Lemon curd added to the buttercream and the cake has a lemon syrup over it before covering.
The second link deals with the filling, covering and assembly of the wedding cake.
I can also recommend the chocolate cake recipe that forms the bottom tier.
MMM I think I have some new cake recipes to try out!
Oh, I have lemons that need to be used!
I enjoy Cakepro's "AMAZING Lemon Cake from a Mix" which can be found in the recipes section here. YUM!
Thank you all for your lemon recipes!!!! I am anxious to try them all!
Appreciate your help.