Lemon Layer Cake Recipe
My lemon layer cake makes two small featherlight layers that you could further heighten by making a lemon filling or a cream filling to really compliment the fabulous lemon taste of this moist cake.
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butter or margarine (no spread)
of vanilla extract
of lemon extract
of sifted cake flour or 2 cups of all-purpose flour minus 4 tablespoons
of baking powder
of baking soda
of sour milk or 1 cup of sweet milk + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
of confectioners’ sugar
of sour cream
of neuchatel cheese or cream cheese
of lemon extract
of milk minus 2 tablespoons
of cold water
grated peel of 1 lemon
beaten egg yolk
juice of 1 lemon
of butter or margarine
To Prepare Cake Batter:
In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, butter or margarine with the sugar until fluffy and the sugar well dissolved.
Next, add the eggs, vanilla and lemon extract and mix through the creamed butter-sugar mixture.
Slowly, add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the sour milk ending with the liquid last. If you finish with the milk last, it makes for a more tender cake.
Divide your batter and pour into two nine-inch layer cake pans that were well-greased and lined with wax paper.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 25-30 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a cake tester or a toothpick to see if anything sticks.
Allow to cool in the pan for about five minutes before attempting to remove.
Frost or fill after the cake cools.
To Make the Lemon Filling:
In a saucepan, add the sugar.
Mix the cold water with the flour and stir until smooth, then stir in your beaten egg yolk, juice of one lemon before adding the grated lemon peel to your saucepan.
Cook this mixture over low heat until thick.
Stir in the two teaspoons of butter last to melt through.
To Make the Lemon Icing:
In a large mixing bowl, beat your confectioners’ sugar, milk, sour cream, neufchatel cheese, lemon extract with an electric mixture until smooth and glossy.
Ice the cake after it has a chance to cool.