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Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Ok let’s play a game.  Yay games.  This one is called word association.  No no it’s fun.  Ok go. 

Chocolate chips?  Cookies.  Apple?  Pie.  Carrots?  Cake.  Oh we mean salad…mmm mmm vegetables.  Buttermilk?  Lemon cake.  Well lemon cake and biscuits – but this post is about the lemon cake so…buttermilk?  Lemon cake!

Wow that was a fun game.  We’re all fun-ed out.  Utterly exhausted on fun.  We deserve a treat for all that fun-having and game-playing.  Buttermilk lemon cake?  Yes please.

It’s so soft!  And fluffy!  You know what that is?  That’s the buttermilk doing wonders is what.  And that crunchy, tangy crust?  That’s the lemon glaze getting all up in that buttermilk cake’s grill.  No no, in the best way possible.  We promise. 

So go have more fun and then go make this cake.

Lemon Buttermilk Cake

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3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter
5 eggs
Zest of 2 lemons
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons lemon juice

For Glaze:
1/2 cup sugar
5 tablespoons lemon juice 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, sift together flour and baking soda and set aside. 

Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter and sugar and mix until blended and fluffy – about 2 minutes.  Add eggs and lemon rind and continue to mix until blended.  Turn the mixer down to low speed and add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating each addition with the buttermilk.  Stop and scrape down sides of bowl if necessary.  Lastly, mix in lemon juice.

Pour the batter into a well greased and floured bundt pan.  Bake for 55 minutes, until a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. 

Allow cake to cool in pan for five minutes.  While cake cools, make glaze by combining sugar and lemon juice and mixing.  Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and brush with the lemon glaze. 

*Note: Make sure you use all the glaze mixture.  You might need to glaze in a few batches to allow the cake to absorb the liquid, but use it all…it makes such a difference to the flavor of the cake.

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Reader Comments (4)

Hi! I'm really happy you stopped by and visited my blog, as I had the chance to discover yours!
I really love it, it's adorable! And I'll take a note of this recipe, lemony dessert are my favourites!

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuls

Popped in to say hi! I love your blog design--it's gorgeous! And this cake looks delectable!

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlond Duck

This looks like the perfect summer dessert. I love lemon cakes and LOVE anything with buttermilk.

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrandi

Wow. I made this for our Pastor Appreciation day at church. They wanted me to make a sheet cake so I made three batches of this in sheet cake form. It tastes SO good. My mother in law (who usually doesn't like cake because she is so picky) LOVES it. She kept going back for more tastes :] That says a lot. Thanks for the recipe!!

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

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