Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

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...

Enjoy!

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Rating:
★★★★★ 7 votes
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Serves:
12 - 16
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
cake flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
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

GLAZE

3 c
confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
buttermilk

Step-By-Step

1Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

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2Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Combine buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla in liquid measuring cup.

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3With 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.

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4Add 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.

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5Bake 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.

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6For 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