• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    Developed from an outstanding Red Velvet Cake recipe, this lemon cake is a perfectly moist and tender crumbed cake with a lemony buttercream frosting. An ideal birthday cake for the lemon lover in your life.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening at room temperature
    • 1 tsp good quality vanilla extract
    • 2 tsp pure lemon extract
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
    • zest of two small or one large lemons (grated and finely chopped)
    • 4 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
    • 1 cups unsalted butter
    • 1 tsp pure lemon extract
    • 1 tsp minced lemon zest (optional)
    • 2 tbsp milk (approximately)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 479 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 25 g 39%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 48.4%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 32 mg 10.54%
    • Sodium: 283 mg 11.81%
    • Calcium: 45 mg 4.52%
    • Potassium: 66 mg 1.88%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.9%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 62 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.97%
    • Sugar: 44 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 7.38%
    • Vitamin C 0.65%
    • Vitamin D 0.3%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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