Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with our Lemon Cake ‘To Die For’ recipe. This gourmet delight, a perfect blend of zesty lemon and creamy sweetness, promises an unforgettable culinary journey. Ideal for dessert lovers and baking enthusiasts, this easy-to-make lemon cake offers a rich, moist texture paired with a tantalizing lemon glaze. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply craving a luxurious treat, our recipe guides you through simple steps to create a bakery-quality lemon cake at home. Get ready to impress with this sumptuous, mouth-watering dessert that stands out in every bite!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1½ cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tbsp lemon zest (from about 2 lemons)
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup buttermilk
1½ cups powdered sugar
3-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Optional: 1 tsp lemon zest for extra flavor
Preheat Oven & Prepare Pan:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line with parchment paper.
Mix Dry Ingredients:
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Cream Butter and Sugar:
In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Add Eggs & Flavorings:
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Combine with Dry Ingredients:
Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Make Lemon Glaze:
While the cake cools, mix powdered sugar with lemon juice (and zest if using) until smooth.
Glaze & Serve:
Once the cake is cooled, drizzle with lemon glaze.
Let the glaze set before serving.
Enjoy your Lemon Cake “To Die For” with a cup of tea or as a delightful dessert after a meal!