Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

This beautiful three layer cake is elegantly light and beautiful to serve for a wedding or baby shower or for summer entertaining.

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Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
12
PREP TIME
35 mins

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

This beautiful three layer cake is elegantly light and beautiful to serve for a wedding or baby shower or for summer entertaining.

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake
SERVINGS
12
PREP TIME
35 mins
by 21  people
add your rating
add a comment

Related Categories:

Cake, Desserts, Lemon Cake
Ingredients
  • 1   cup butter, softened
  • 4   eggs
  • 2 1/3  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 2   cups sugar
  • 2   teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2   tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1   cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1/2  recipe Lemon Curd (see Recipe Center) or 1 cup purchased lemon curd
  • 1   recipe Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below)
  •  Lemon peel curls (optional)
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1   teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2  3  ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2  cup butter, softened
  • 1   teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 - 4 3/4  cups sifted powdered sugar

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Directions
1. 
Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour three 9 x 1-1/2-inch round cake pans. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside.
2. 
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, lemon peel, and lemon juice; beat until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture and buttermilk or sour milk alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Pour into prepared pans.
3. 
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.
4. 
To assemble, place a cake layer on a cake plate. Spread with half of the Lemon Curd. Top with second layer; spread with the remaining Lemon Curd. Top with third layer. Frost top and sides with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Cover and store cake in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with lemon peel curls. Makes 12 servings.
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
1. 
Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour three 9 x 1-1/2-inch round cake pans. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside.
2. 
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, lemon peel, and lemon juice; beat until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture and buttermilk or sour milk alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Pour into prepared pans.
3. 
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.
4. 
To assemble, place a cake layer on a cake plate. Spread with half of the Lemon Curd. Top with second layer; spread with the remaining Lemon Curd. Top with third layer. Frost top and sides with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Cover and store cake in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with lemon peel curls. Makes 12 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 730, Fat, total (g) 36, chol. (mg) 199, sat. fat (g) 22, carb. (g) 96, Monosaturated fat (g) 11, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 73, pro. (g) 8, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 1409.12, vit. C (mg) 4.72, Thiamin (mg) 0.22, Riboflavin (mg) 0.33, Niacin (mg) 1.58, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.06, Folate (g) 24.19, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.43, sodium (mg) 536, Potassium (mg) 126, calcium (mg) 90.87, iron (mg) 1.8, Other Carb () 6, Fat () 5.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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