Lemon cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Elizabeth Lancaster


I LOVE lemon!! So I decided to make a lemon cake out of the box and add my own ingredient's to the recipe, I love cold cake and this one tops my list during the summer time! I do plan to start making my own cake from scratch, this is a promise I have made myself to start doing this year, I hope to start making all my cakes from scratch from here on out, even if it kills me :) I hope this Lemon Cake finds its way to your table top this summer and the coming summer's, Enjoy!!


★★★★★ 2 votes

8-12 people
20 Min
30 Min


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  • CAKE

  • 1 box
    lemon cake of your brand choice, i prefer duncan hines lemon cake
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 3 large
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    pure lemon juice, or pure lemon extract

  • 4 oz
    unsalted butter,room temp
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese,room temp
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1/2-1 tsp
    lemon extract/juice

How to Make Lemon cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*
    Grease two 9 in cake pans and set aside.

    Make cake according to package directions, I add 1 tsp. of vanilla and 2tsp. of pure lemon juice
  2. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks
  3. While cakes are cooling, Make your Cream cheese frosting,

    shred lemon peel and set aside. (Save some lemon zest for a garnish if you please)

    In a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese(room temp), butter and vanilla and lemon juice, beat with electric mixer on low to medium speed until light and fluffy.

    Slowly add powdered sugar, beat well.
    Stir in the lemon peel.
  4. place one cake on a plate or cake stand, and spread 1/3 of frosting on cake, place other cake round on top of the frosted cake, and spread the rest of the frosting on the cake, and its sides, sprinkle lemon zest on top of the cake as a garnish if you would like a little extra pretty!! (totally optional) Place in Fridge for at least 2 hours and slice and serve cold, Enjoy!

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About Lemon cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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