Easy Lemon Buttermilk Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 266.4
  • Total Fat: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.2 mg
  • Sodium: 31.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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A one-bowl cake that mixes, bakes, and cleans up quickly. Moist and delicious! So lemon-y you'll think you're eating sunshine! A one-bowl cake that mixes, bakes, and cleans up quickly. Moist and delicious! So lemon-y you'll think you're eating sunshine!
Number of Servings: 9


    1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 sticks (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 large eggs
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoons vanilla extract
    zest of one lemon

    juice of one lemon
    1/4 cup granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put room temperature butter and sugar in large bowl. Cream together with fork. Add eggs, vanilla, salt, soda, zest, and mix. Add flour and buttermilk alternately while mixing. Pour into a buttered and floured 8" x 8" pan. Bake for around 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown on edges. Let cool for 15 minutes. Mix together 1/4 c. sugar and lemon juice. Pour over warm cake.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    quick, easy, really tasty! i will make this recipe again. thanks so much for sharing it. - 9/15/10

    Reply from EARTHSEAME (9/15/10)
    I'm glad you liked it - I always get compliments when I make it for other people.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I took the advice about the texture of the granulated sugar. I used demarrera sugar with the lemon juice at the end. I love this cake. Thank you for the recipe. - 2/11/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Would this taste better if you used confectioner sugar and lemon juice for the top instead of regular sugar? - 10/20/10

    Reply from EARTHSEAME (10/20/10)
    The granulated sugar creates a slightly crunchy layer on top that adds a tiny bit of texture. I'm sure confectioner's sugar would taste the same but not create the layer on top.

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  • When and what do you do with the zest of lemon? It's in the list of ingredients but not mentioned in the instructions... - 6/21/11

    Reply from EARTHSEAME (7/10/12)
    I've corrected this.

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