Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Recipe 2

Yellow Cake with Lemon Frosting

Yellow Cake:

2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/4 cup milk

1. Grease and lightly flour two round baking pans

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt

3. Beat butter about 30 seconds

4. Add sugar and vanilla, beat until well combined

5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each

6. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately to beaten mixture, beating after each addition

7. Turn into pans and bake at 375* for 30-35 minutes

8. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks

9. Remove from pans

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter

2 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. lemon zest

1 tsp. vanilla

5 cups powdered sugar

1. Beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy

2. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and beat until smooth

3. Add the additional 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat until creamy

4. Frost cake and garnish with lemons


Kelly Spezzano said...

I bet this is just as beautiful to look at as it is good to eat!

I've never made a homemade yellow cake before (I always cheated with a box mix) but I can't believe how easy it is!

Can't wait to try it!

Elizabeth said...

I too am excited about this one. I don't like using box cakes/brownies/cookies, but it's hard to find a really good yellow cake recipe.

Thanks so much!

strem said...

This sounds so light and refreshing! And, I'm sure my mom would love it. She LOVES lemon!

~*Rachel*~ said...


I never really liked lemon cake, but a yellow cake with lemon cream chesse frosting( I LOVE cream cheese frostings) sounds more my pace.

Thanks for sharing!