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Simple Lemon Cake

Author: Lainey



  • ¾ cup organic cane sugar granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar sifted


  • Line an 8 or 9-inch pan with parchment paper, then preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • To make the cake, in a large bowl, add the softened unsalted butter and organic sugar. Mix it until light and fluffy.
  • Next, add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture. It is advised to add the eggs one at a time to ensure that they are all well-blended.
  • Add in the vanilla extract, fresh lemon juice, and fresh lemon zest to the mixture. Mix well and set the bowl aside.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, add the dry ingredients - all-purpose flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk until well-combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet ingredients mixture. Mix until well-combined, then add the sour cream.
  • Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. You can check your cake if it is done by sticking in a toothpick or a cake tester (if you have them). Once it comes out dry, your cake is ready.
  •  Allow the cake to cool for about 15 minutes.
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