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


    Heat oven to 350°F.

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


daltonam Says... 4 Jan 2012 , 5:07am

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

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