this one is definitely here to stay. Hi Z, For a three layer vanilla cake I suggest following the recipe for this Best Vanilla Cake. So glad you enjoyed it <3. (Alternatively, if the word “sifted” comes after an ingredient, sift after measuring.) I will work on doing more videos . Single Layer Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Single Layer Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Single Layer Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting, Single Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache. Can this cake be used to make tiers? Here’s my set of sifters. more about Sally, Copyright 2020 Sallys Baking Addiction • WordPress Development by Southern Web • Website Accessibility Statement • Privacy Policy, THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE SALES LINKS. No bueno. You can use yogurt or sour cream instead. Trying to avoid other people in the hallway, picking up mail, on the street, in the grocery store. Hi Ana, I’m glad you enjoyed the flavor of the cake! I made the mistake of pouring the syrup over while the warm cake was still in the pan, and when I tried to release it onto a rack it completely fell apart and stuck to everything. Divide between 3 9-inch or 8-inch cake pans– roughly the same bake time for both sizes. Line bottom of cake pan with the parchment. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or a large bowl if using a hand mixer, rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingertips until fragrant. So here’s my go-to chocolate cake recipe. On my birthday this year, which feels like a lifetime ago but really was only 3 months back, Brian and I sat in an actual restaurant (RPM Italian) and had dinner to celebrate. I followed the directions exactly, and it was so simple and delicious! *if you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute an equal amount of sour cream or full-fat Greek yogurt, or use 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice mixed with 1/2 cup of milk and leave to curdle for 5 minutes before using. I will definitely make it again! Between the cake and frosting, you’ll need 2-3 lemons. (Don't spread the lemon curd all the way to the edges or it'll be messy to frost the sides later!) I am making it again but the first time it was a little crumbly but the frosting was delious.I am hoping for a even better cake this time. Thank you Soo much Sally for this Delicious Recipe. I would love it it if you could recommend a less sweet frosting for this lemon cake. In a medium bowl, beat together with an electric mixer the butter, sugar, and lemon zest. What a great idea! For a 2 layer cake, divide batter evenly between two 9-inch cake pans. Even though I am so grateful for how lucky we are, feelings simmer underneath. I added poppy seeds to it. I wonder if it would taste good with only whipped cream and fresh berries? The baked cakes are fluffy, but they are not thick– about 1 – 1.5 inches. Mix Egg Whites – Separate eggs and add the egg whites to a mixer, mix until stiff. I made two layers because our oven isn’t big enough to bake three at the same time and all up they took about 40-45 minutes. The key to this recipe is using sifted all-purpose flour. Sure, I’ll make one from time to time, but I’m far more likely to whip up a simple single layer cake. Required fields are marked *. Prep. See the beautiful ombre cake below to see 6 small slices of cake. The outcome in this lemon cake recipe is so-so. Yes, I did find the cake a bit drier when I used Greek yogurt in place of buttermilk, but both work! Would make a wonderful dessert for a dinner party or just a gloomy day. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using a greased 9-in. For a lighter crumb be sure you are sifting your flour before measuring – this will definitely help! It's the ideal cake to enjoy alongside a cup of tea, hot or iced. Shop Online. Will definitely be making this again. Enjoy! My husband’s birthday was yesterday and we invited 2 friends over for dinner. Use buttermilk for best flavor in the cake, but if you don’t have it I include substitution notes below the recipe. Serve! Yes. I literally gasped when I tasted it. Easy to fix too! They taste identical to the cake! I have a baking business and always go to your blog when I am in need of a new recipe. All together this cake was AMAZING!! I feel like I’m in a time warp and I’m not entirely sure where the days go, but I did finally manage to get these photos edited and the recipe written up at the request of one of those coworkers, and I think it’s an appropriate one for this moment. Thank you Sally. The best part of the meal, shockingly, was not the amazing pasta or wine, but the small lemon cake they brought out at the end. Even though we’re on the 9th floor of our building, we take the stairs most of the time because there’s less chance of others. If you love lemon cake, you’ll adore my lemon bars and lemon meringue pie! When it comes out clean or just a couple crumbs attached they’re done. I think the icing could have been cut in half from this recipe. Whenever the word “sifted” comes before an ingredient, that means you sift before measuring. But there are definitely a few minor mistakes. Would the frosting in your recipe be enough to cover a 4 layer cake. No rhyme or reason here– just didn’t feel like reaching for both types of sugar this time. Also don’t overmix your batter. I'm Katie: attorney by day, baker by night. I feel bad even saying that because I know how lucky I am to be healthy and able to work from home, but there’s no denying the mental and physical toll this time is taking on us all. It feels like another life. . One of the best cakes I’ve made and I bake a lot. Awesome recipe! Beat very well, about 1-2 minutes. No rhyme or reason here– just didn’t feel like reaching for both types of sugar this time. Neither flavor overpowers the other, but each is distinct in every bite. A tiny but dry, maybe because I used Greek yoghurt in lieu of buttermilk? So glad you enjoyed this one! 37 Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars. Even when the toothpick came out clean, it really wasn’t done. To assemble, evenly cover the top of the first cake layer with a thin layer of frosting, then half of the lemon curd. Regardless, I love the cake recipe and will use it from now on, but probably with another kind of frosting. Hi Annie, Did you try this with GF ingredients yet? 31 Items Magazine subscription – save 32% and get a three-tier steamer worth £44.99 Bake one of our spectacular layered sponges for a special occasion. Filed Under: Cakes, Date Night, Dessert, Recipes, Single Layer Cakes, Spring, Summer, Winter. The cream cheese frosting a perfect compliment to the home made rich flavored cake. Sally can a lemon cake be made with your white cake base? And of course, topping the whole thing with a thick layer of smooth lemon cream cheese frosting never hurt anyone. Thank you Phoebe! , I dont have 9 inch pans can I use 2 8 inch pans and make 4 layers. The cake stand you see in my pictures is the brand Juliska. This lemon cake recipe is adapted from the vanilla birthday cake recipe, so it’s perfect for coving with fondant to make a lemon birthday or celebration cake. The cake’s diminutive size belied its intense, unbelievable lemon flavor. I give this cake BEST cake of summer award! Thank you, fingers crossed, I hope this works. Time for another layer cake! Will one recipe of your lemon curd suffice if I want to add lemon curd between the layers? Bake time will be longer, but you can use a toothpick to test for doneness. For dessert I baked this cake for the first time and it was a hit; the cake finished! To calculate how much fondant you need, head on over to my fondant calculator. Lemon Cake Recipe Variations. Will that work? The lemon gelato was the best and I’d meander down the cobblestone streets trying to lick it all before it melted in little rivers down my hand. My husband is a lemon freak – so there’s no such thing as too much lemon for him. I love the additional tang buttermilk gives the cake, but you can use whole milk or 2% milk instead. Does anyone know if I can make this cake and refrigerate the whole thing overnight so we can eat it tomorrow? Sadly, the cake was dry. How fun, Kelly! Do you think it would work? Yay! A couple experiments with this cake led to flavorless results at first, which no one wants. Sadly, the frosting is waaaayyyyyyy too sweet it ruined the cake. This 3 layer lemon layer cake is made completely from scratch with real lemons. Also, the buttercream was delicious I just think lemon zest and more lemon juice would be perfect. My husband actually doesn’t eat cake so his birthday cakes are usually cakes I like (haha!!) Grease an 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper. Thank you Nancy – so glad you enjoyed! Bake for 30-32 minutes, until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The most popular request by far being for a small and easy chocolate cake. Add the egg … I’m not going to lie, these days have been difficult. Thank you ❤️, I love this review. No one said anything but next time I will take it out of oven after 22 or 23 minutes. Hi Amber, though I haven’t tested my white cake as a lemon cake before, you could try replacing 3-4 Tbsp of the milk with 3-4 Tbsp of lemon juice, then add the zest of 1-2 lemons. Butter a 9-inch round layer cake pan. Set aside. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients just until combined. Stay well. It came out really Delicious. If you’re a lemon dessert lover like I am, meet our crowning glory. Thanks! I brought it to a small family dinner was a highlight! Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth it out with a spatula. You may need to whisk it all by hand to make sure there are no lumps at the bottom of the bowl. Looked online, but no luck so far. Place second cake layer on top, then cover the entire cake with remaining frosting. I will never even search for another lemon cake recipe after this. No need for the lemon curd if you don’t have in your pantry. The first week of every November is all about Thanksgiving Pies. So glad you enjoyed it! Layer cake recipes. A very enjoyable cake which I hope to make again. I love this recipe, would like to sub the lemon with milk and omit the zest for a vanilla cake instead. The texture, taste & simple beauty of the single layer was just perfection. I drizzled the lemon syrup over cooling cake & then refrigerated for an hour- then frosted & refrigerated again to set it up perfectly. Hi Sally, or fellow bakers, Has anyone made this recipe with different icing? Cake flour is too light for this lemon cake; my cakes were squat and flimsy. Shares. It was missing that fluffy texture that I was wanting, but I probably just overmixed it. Once again, research via google didn’t turn up many single layer lemon cakes, other than giant sheet cakes which nobody has a need for right now. Whisk together and set aside. I made mini cup cakes for my office mates. Our Social Communities. These single layer cake recipes are designed to make cake baking simpler while still giving you irresistible results. I hope this cake will similarly usher in brighter, happier days ahead. Today’s new recipe comes to you by popular demand! Otherwise this cake is amazing. Very basic ingredients including a base of creamed butter + sugar, eggs, lemon, buttermilk, and flour. It’ll bake much more quickly when spread out in a rectangular pan. I’m Sally, a cookbook author, photographer, and blogger. Thank you so much for the recipe , single layer cakes are so difficult to come by looking forward to more such recipes . Also awesome. Hi! I really love the crumb of that cake base – thoughts on creating a lemon rosemary cake with your white cake base . Hey, we thought the frosting was too sweet so added more lemon juice, probably about half a tablespoon. Also, I was also hoping for a stronger lemon flavor, so next time I might add some more lemon zest and juice. Allow cakes to cool completely in the pans set on a wire rack. Absolutely delicious! Add the eggs one at a time, beating on medium speed until fully incorporated after each addition. All Rights Reserved. Tag @sallysbakeblog on Instagram and hashtag it #sallysbakingaddiction, Sally, I made this for my two year old son’s birthday in March, and we all loved it. Make sure to handle with care. This is the 2nd time I’ve made this cake. Join the community on the 1st of every month as we tackle a new challenge recipe.Review Sally's Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions. Lemon always tastes like Italy and summer to me, like the summer I spent studying in Rome in college. For the flavouring, I used 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp lemon extract, zest and juice of 1 lemon. The 1st time it cake out quite fluffy and thick, it was very light and the frosting was thick and creamy! Like this recipe? 2. Made this today , without the cream cheese frosting . If it comes out clean, it’s done. This lemon layer cake recipe is adapted from the most popular cake recipe on my blog: lemon blueberry cake. Current Promotions; Customer Service; Returns & Refunds; Request a Catalog ; Quick Shop; Baker's Rewards Plus; For Home Bakers. And as an avid chocolate lover with a small household, I get it. With the mixer still running on low, add the buttermilk, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix just until combined. (187g; measured via spoon and level method), (56g; 1/2 stick), softened to room temperature. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed. I added only 4 cups of sugar in the frosting and it was sweet enough. Set the oven at 350 degrees. My grandson & I made a flag on top for 4th of July using Black berries & red raspberries. Let cake cool in pan on a rack for 10-15 minutes, then invert the pan onto the rack to release the cake, remove the parchment from the bottom, and flip back right side up onto a cake plate. Thank you SO much Michelle! I hope you like my recipe for a homemade lemon cake.Welcome to the SimpleCookingChannel. I filled the cake layers with the same frosting that is on the outside (which tasted fabulous), but if you like, you can transform it into a lemon curd layer cake by using lemon curd between the layers, then spreading the lemon cream cheese frosting on the cake’s outside. Since its publish date, I’ve received many questions about leaving out the blueberries to make it plain. Between the … Get in Touch. (Image credit: Quentin Bacon) 3. To assemble the cake, place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. I definitely sifted the flour and only mixed the ingredients till just incorporated so as not to overmix. Both the juice and zest. Decorate the outer edges of cake with additional lemon zest and lemon slices if desired. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If so, what size? The batter will be a little thick. I followed the recipe exactly. The result is an infinitely CREAMY and BUTTERY lemon cream cheese frosting that I know you’ll love!!! Make sure you turn the baked cake out onto your serving platter BEFORE you pour the lemon syrup over it. Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter YouTube LinkedIn. You could also try a single recipe on a 7×11 pan but I think the cake would be really thin. Sift flour in a large bowl, then measure 3 cups. Enjoy a delicious combination of fruity flavours with our easy-to-make Blueberry-Lemon Layer Cake recipe. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the lemon juice and sugar on high until bubbling and sugar has melted, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. This helps the cake hold its shape when cutting. Thank you so much for sharing your genius : ). Love them. I wasn’t sure if that would work so my daughter said, “Mom, just ask Sally in the comments!” Thanks for all the amazing recipes. Add a third of the flour mixture and beat on low speed until combined, then add half the buttermilk and beat on low speed again. Thank you Meenu, so glad you enjoyed it. You are a household name around here! A few of the recipes make a double layer cake, because they’re more festive, like my red velvet cake and vegan vanilla birthday cake. Wondering who was breathing in the elevator right before me when I bring once-weekly groceries upstairs. Thank you for your swift response, didn’t even have time to change my mind for the 100th time. I will definitely use it for my orders. We hope his palate will eventually mature, and in the meantime we’re happy to eat his share. Thank you, This is Super delicious recipe. Has anyone added a raspberry or strawberry filling? Or perhaps I needed more syrup? We received it for our wedding and I can’t find it anywhere online! This is a soft, sort of fragile cake, particularly once the syrup is poured over. It’s deliciously moist and light and is remarkable paired with tangy cream cheese buttercream. So glad I found this! Finish with the third cake layer and spread the remaining frosting all over the top and sides. PLEASE SEE MY, Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting. Let cake cool completely before frosting. Not quite 14 layers like my no-bake s’mores cake or Smith Island cake, but just as fabulous as both. Please rate it and leave a comment or tag me on Instagram @katiebirdbakes, and sign up for my email list to receive my recipes straight to your inbox every time I post! Repeat with remaining third of flour mixture, the rest of the buttermilk, and end with the last third of the flour mixture. Hi Sabrina, I have– it’s incredible with the decoration/assemble of my fresh berry cream cake. Hello Katie! Decorate cake: On a serving plate, spread about a third of the frosting on one cake layer, then spread a thin layer of lemon curd on top. Lemon … Receive Recipes & Special Offers. Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd. The frosting did not have a strong lemon flavour, so I added about 3/4 cup of lemon zest. Too good. Without the buttercream, the cake is kind of gross. I absolutely love the cake texture and flavor. As a single layer carrot cake, of course. This is the best cake I’ve ever made. So, here are my tips for single layer lemon cake success: I hope you enjoy baking this recipe, for yourself and those you love, to bring a little sunshine and brightness when we really need it. It takes it over the top. square baking pan. I couldn’t believe it! I added a couple tablespoons of store-bought lemon curd to the frosting to really bring out that brightness, but it’s totally optional and will be just fine without it if you don’t have any lying around. This single layer lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting is a bite of sunshine: a light and bright lemon cake, infused with lemon syrup and topped with a smooth lemon cream cheese frosting. She is fine with Sally’s cakes though. Perhaps because there were fewer layers than in the original recipe I had a fair whack of icing left over, but I intend to freeze that and put it on cupcakes later, not a problem. I followed the instructions carefully. Or use 4 7 inch pans. Pour batter evenly into cake pans. so good!!! My daughter is turning 8 on Sunday and asked it I could make this cake but instead of lemon could I use orange to make it orange flavored? How To Make the Best Flourless Chocolate Cake. Here’s the part where I should talk about how I made this single layer lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting to combat the darkness and the doldrums, but the truth is I made it months ago, right after that dinner at RPM, before we knew any of this was headed our way. The cake itself is VERY buttery. Overall, good recipe and will try again!!!! I'm sharing sophisticated yet approachable recipes to convince you that if you can read, you can bake! View our privacy policy. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Chat | Email. My sister had an allergic reaction to the eggs in the sponge though! 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