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Lotsa love for lemon cake! There are many variations of lemon cake - pound cake, chiffon, glazed, frosted, filled with lemon curd - and any one of them could become your new favorite! The tang of lemon juice and lemon zest give this cake its refreshing flavor.

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Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (30 Votes)
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Servings 16
Cooking time 130

  • 1 package Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar lemon curd
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated

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With tart lemon curd, this white cake is great when you need a light, refreshing dessert

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This Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake is super light and lemony! Grab yourself a slice for dessert or evening a snack

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan, 2 sticks
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for pan
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 8 lemons, about 1/2 cup
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup apricot or peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4.5/5 (42 Votes)

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Tart and delicious, this pretty cake roll will tickle any lemon lover's fancy

  • FILLING:
  • 9 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • Yellow food coloring, optional
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
4.3/5 (62 Votes)

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Developed from an outstanding Red Velvet Cake recipe, this lemon cake is a perfectly moist and tend...

  • Icing:
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • zest of two small or one large lemons, grated and finely chopped
  • 8 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon minced lemon zest (optional)
  • aproximately 4 tbsp milk
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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QVC was recently selling a lemon cake that sounds delicious but I’m not willing to spend $49

  • Your favorite lemon layer cake recipe, 3 10-inch layers
  • Your favorite Lemon Curd recipe
  • Your favorite Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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Betty Crocker Cake Mix and a Can of Soda is really all that you need for this recipe, and the best part is that you...

  • 1 package cake mix, any flavor
  • 1 can soda, any flavor
4.3/5 (318 Votes)

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OMG this Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake is good! We love the swirls of lemon curd in this cake, but it's also delicious wi...

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup Quick and Easy Lemon Curd
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
4.4/5 (125 Votes)

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Lemon lovers rejoice! This double lemon dessert will definitely be a crowd pleaser at your next party or get togeth...

  • POUND CAKE:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
4.6/5 (96 Votes)

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What I love about this cake is that it's very moist, using yogurt and oil, instead of butter

  • GLAZE:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
4.4/5 (92 Votes)

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This recipe for Lemon Pudding Cake comes from Cooks Country Magazine (April 2009)

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated zest and 1/2 cup juice from 4 lemons
  • 5 large eggs , separated
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk , room temperature
  • 2 quarts boiling water
4.5/5 (57 Votes)

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This cold, lemony, light-as-air icebox cheesecake is the perfect summertime dessert

  • 1 (12-ounce) can Carnation evaporated milk, shaken then well chilled
  • 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (3-ounce) box Lemon Jell-O gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4.2/5 (66 Votes)

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These "brownies" have a bright, tart, and fresh lemon flavor

  • BROWNIES:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 cup icing sugar
4.5/5 (42 Votes)

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Lemon-lovers rejoice--there's nothing quite like the pucker from this Limoncello Cake with Mascarpone Frosting, so ...

  • CAKE:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup limoncello or lemon-flavored liqueur
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • white chocolate shavings to garnish
  • FROSTING:
  • 16-ounces mascarpone cheese, about 2 cups
  • 1 1/4 cups lemon curd
  • 2 cups chilled whipping or heavy cream
  • 2/3 cups powdered sugar
3.9/5 (76 Votes)

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The perfect summer time cake, this dessert isn't too heavy and is great for a breezy evening on your front porch

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons ( about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.3/5 (52 Votes)

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This copy cat Olive Garden recipe is even better than the original

  • FILLING:
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegtable oil
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 slices of lemon
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups lemon pie filling
4.2/5 (41 Votes)

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