: Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

Sunday Dessert: Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

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Sunday Dessert: Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

 
What’s dinner without dessert? That’s like having a party with no music! At least that’s the justification I use to feed my sweet tooth…just about every day.  My sweet tooth addiction didn’t just start with my generation.  Right now I’d bet good money that you would find at least one Mr. Good Bar, Snickers and a Baby Ruth in my parents refrigerator - all to soothe my daddy’s sweet tooth.  My mama has something to do with this too.  She has always provided a dessert after dinner.  Sweet potato pie, peach cobbler or pound cake were regulars for our Sunday dinner dessert plate.  In keeping with tradition I love to offer a dessert for my family after dinner.  This week we’re slicing into lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. Yum!
 

Happy Weekend!

 

 

Ingredients

Cake
 2 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ stick of softened butter (preferably unsalted…but salted works for me when that’s all I got)
1 ½ cups sugar
3 large eggs
¾ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoon lemon extract

 

 

 

 

Frosting
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
½ stick softened butter
1 ½ to 2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons lemon extract

 

 

Directions Cake

Preheat oven 325 degrees.                                                
 
Mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl (sifting would be best, but if you do not have a sifter you can mix well with a fork or whisk).
 
: Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Mix/cream butter and sugar.
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Add eggs one at a time.
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Add half of flour mixture and half milk to creamed butter and sugar.
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Mix well and then add vanilla and lemon extract.
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Pour batter in greased and floured or nonstick 8 inch round cake pans.
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on oven.
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Turn cake out of pan as soon as possible on to parchment paper or cake saver.  Wait until cake cools and then frost! (Note: peel cakes carefully off of parchment paper or all of your hard work will break apart)
 
Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
 
 

 

 

Directions Frosting

 

Cream together cream cheese and butter.

 Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

 

 

Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Add powdered sugar, mix. Then add lemon extract.

 

Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Lemon Cake with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

 

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Have a Happy Family Weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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