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Lemon cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting

Author: Amira


  • 1 cup of unsalted butter.*
  • 2 cup granulated sugar.
  • 1/2 cup sour cream.
  • 4 large eggs.
  • A dash of vanilla powder.
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest.
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk.
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice.
  • 3 cup flour.
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder.

For the cream cheese frosting: use whatever recipe you like or use

  • 1 - 8 oz . cream cheese 1/4 c. butter, and 2 c. powdered sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla liquid


  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Mix the butter, sour cream and sugar using electric mixer until well combined, will take almost 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one egg at a time and beat , do not overmix.
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  • Add vanilla powder and lemon zest and mix.
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  • Add lemon juice and buttermilk then mix.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture gradually while mixing until all the flour disappears.
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  • Pour the batter in a prepared bundt pan for 40-50 minutes and do not open the oven door before 30 minutes have passed.
  • Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the icing, cover and refrigerate until the cake is done.
  • When the cake is done, remove from oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the pan, and let it cool completely on a wire rack then decorate with your icing.**
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  • Enjoy!!


* All ingredients must be at room temperature.
** This cake tastes better the next day, so you might want to make then cover, refrigerate then cover with icing before serving.