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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Lemon Slice-of-Heaven Cake

Okay, so this isn't one of my husband's favorites. He prefers something rich and chocolatey. but I made this over the weekend and it was so good that I just had to share it with you all.

3 lemons
1 c. butter, softened
3 c. flour
4 large eggs
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk
2 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees; grease and flour 12-cup bundt pan. Grate 2 tablespoons peel and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice from the 3 lemons. Mix together flour, salt and baking soda. In bowl, with mixer on low speed, blend sugar and butter. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Turn mixer back to low, beat in eggs, one at a time, add vanilla. Add flour mixture into sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. fold in lemon peel and juice. Pour into pan and bake for 60-70 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes, then invert onto rack.

Frosting
2 c. powdered sugar
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
(4-oz.) cream cheese, softened
In bowl with mixer on low speed, blend sugar, butter and cream cheese. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Beat on high until fluffy. Spread on cake

1 comment:

Lisa said...

This sounds so yummy, I can't wait to try it (and eat it)! How are you coping with 2 kids? See ya...