Don’t be surprised if you are thinking about whether the cake is going to be sour or sweet because we were also in the same dilemma. The cake will be super delectable with tangy cream cheese buttercream frosting. The cake is super moist and enriched with the lemon flavour. Your taste buds will be in for a delicious ride for sure. With an amazing and easy lemon cake recipe, you will bake a yummy cake. Dive in below as we start with the ingredients and recipe to bake a special Lemon cake.


  • 3 cups (345 gm) sifted all-purpose flour* (spoon & leveled)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 ½ tsps baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 ¾ cups (350 gm) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (230 gm) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 heaping tbsp lemon zest (about 2 lemons)

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

  • 8 ounces (224 gm) full-fat brick style cream cheese, softened to room temperature*
  • 1 cup (230 gm) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cups (600 gm) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt, to taste

Recipe / Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Oil three 9-inch cake baking containers and line with parchment paper. Now oil the parchment paper.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Put it aside.
  • Utilizing a stand blender fitted with a whisk connection, beat the butter and sugar together on fast until smooth and velvety, around 3 minutes. Scratch down the sides and up the base of the bowl with an elastic spatula. Beat in the vanilla extract and eggs on fast until mixed, around 2 minutes. Scratch down the sides and up the base of the bowl again. With the blender on low speed, include the dry ingredients just until joined. With the blender running on low, add the lemon zing, buttermilk, and lemon juice and blend just until mixed. Whisk the mixture once at the end with hand so that there are no lumps.
  • Empty the batter uniformly into the cake containers. Bake for around 22 to 26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let the cakes cool off totally before beginning your icing process.
  • In the meantime, prepare the icing. In a big bowl utilizing a hand-held blender, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth, around 2 minutes. Include the cream cheese and beat until totally smooth and mixed. Include confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice with the blender running on low. Speed up and beat for 3 minutes.
  • Now assemble the cake. Using a huge serrated blade, cut a layer off the top points of the cakes to make a level surface. Place one cake layer on your serving plate. Equally spread the top with around a cup of icing. Top with a second cake layer and equitably spread the top with around another cup of icing. Top with the third cake layer. Spread the rest of the icing everywhere on the top and sides.
  • Refrigerate for around 30-45 minutes before cutting. This will give time for the icing to settle properly.
  • The cake is ready to serve!

So, that’s how you make a yummilicious Lemon cake. Hope you like the recipe. Bake an ultimate cake and let your dear ones enjoy this beauty on any occasion. If you can’t bake, avail online cake delivery from a reliable bakery. Happy eating! Happy baking!