Lemon Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

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This recipe is courtesy of our contributor MelissaLooking for a delicious cake for your spring parties? This lemon cake with strawberry buttercream is sure to be loved by all your guests!

Lemon Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

Lemon Cake Recipe:

5.0 from 1 reviews
Lemon Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter , softened
  • 2-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray two 9 in. pans with baking spray.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla until incorporated.
  5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk and lemon juice.
  6. Stir in lemon zest.
  7. Place batter in prepared pan.
  8. Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool completely before frosting.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Strawberry Buttercream
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed and pureed
  • 2 cup (4 sticks) salted butter, firm and slightly cold
  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  1. Cream butter in electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Reduce mixer speed and add confectioners' sugar a cup at a time until well combined.
  3. Add vanilla and 6 tablespoons strawberry puree and mix until just blended.
  4. Make sure to not overmix.


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5 thoughts on “Lemon Cake with Strawberry Buttercream”

  1. Simply gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck…sure would love it if you’d link back to the party in your post…this kind of recipe is feature-worthy, but we can’t do that without a link back. :-/


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