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Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream

Rich and moist lemon cake with a delicious homemade cream cheese buttercream.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 620kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 and 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs

Cream Cheese Buttercream:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp  whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp  lemon zest
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, sift the all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, buttermilk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sugar.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well incorporated. Do not overmix.
  • Distribute the batter amongst 3-8 inch buttered cake pans.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  • Let the cakes cool completely.
  • To make the cream cheese buttercream, mix the unsalted butter and cream cheese on high speed for 2-3 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and milk. Mix for an additional 2-3 minutes on high speed or until nice and fluffy.
  • Frost the cake and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2.3mg