Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake

Cassie *


I found this recipe at Frankly Entertaining.com. It looked so good I had to try it...I thought the topping was quite unusual...It leaves a crunch, along with burst of lemon from the zest.

This is one delicious cake... It will be going to work with me tomorrow, as I am the only lemon fan in the house... too darn dangerous to be sitting here for long...


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12 - 16


15 Min


25 Min




2 1/2 c
cake flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
3/4 c
buttermilk, room temperature
3 Tbsp
grated zest and ¼ cup juice from 3 lemons
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 stick
unsalted butter, softened
3 large
eggs plus 1 egg yolk, room temperature


3 c
confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Combine buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla in liquid measuring cup.
With electric mixer on medium speed, beat granulated sugar and lemon zest until moist and fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer ¼ cup sugar mixture to small bowl, cover, and reserve.
Add butter to remaining sugar mixture and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs and yolk, one at a time, until incorporated. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with 2 additions of buttermilk mixture, and mix until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
Bake until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Transfer cake to wire rack and let cool 10 minutes.
For the glaze:

Meanwhile, whisk confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, and buttermilk until smooth. Gently spread glaze over warm cake and sprinkle evenly with reserved sugar mixture. Cool completely, at least 2 hours.

I poked small holes in my cake with a fork. You don't have to...I just wanted some of the glaze to penetrate...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #lemon