This lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting has a soft crumb and is packed with delicious lemon flavor. The cream cheese frosting is sweet and tangy, making it the perfect pairing for the lemon cake!
2 1/4cupsall-purpose flour
1 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
3/4cupunsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2cupsgranulated sugar
1/3cupsour cream, at room temperature
1/3cupbuttermilk(or regular milk)
3tablespoonslemon zest, freshly grated
1/4cupfresh lemon juice(use 1/3 cup for a stronger lemon flavor)
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2cupunsalted butter, softened to room temperature
8ozbrick-style cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3cupspowdered sugar, sifted
1teaspoonfresh lemon juice
1/4teaspoonsalt, to taste
Make the Lemon Cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Then beat in the eggs and vanilla, followed by the sour cream.
Turn the mixer down to low speed and carefully beat in the flour mixture followed by the buttermilk.
Turn off the mixer and stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice using a large rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 27-33 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool fully before frosting.
Make the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until evenly mixed together.
Slowly beat in the powdered sugar, turning off the mixer and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Beat in the lemon juice and salt and a teaspoon of milk if needed.
Frost the cooled cake using a flat edge knife.
For easier frosting, you can also chill the cake in the fridge or freezer prior to frosting.
Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 451Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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