Heavenly Lemon Cake

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 30th
  • Ready In1h
  • Servings12
  • Calories343
Minimal and inexpensive ingredients, minimal preparation time, easy, and tastes divine...it has to be heaven! Delicious moist lemon cake, perfect served hot with cream for dessert, or cold with coffee!

Heavenly Lemon Cake Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Heavenly Lemon Cake for 12 servings:

  • Cake:
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 lemons lemon, zested
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 lemons, juiced

Heavenly Lemon Cake Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook50m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Heavenly Lemon Cake, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Heavenly Lemon Cake is about 50 minutes , and you can serve your Heavenly Lemon Cake within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Heavenly Lemon Cake easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a round cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Beat 1 1/4 cup sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth; beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well before adding the next egg. Stir flour, lemon zest, and baking powder into creamed butter mixture until batter is smooth; pour into the prepared pan.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes.
  4. 4 Combine 1/2 cup sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  5. 5 Poke holes into the top of the warm cake and pour syrup over cake. Cool slightly before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 343 calories; 16.8 grams of fat; 45.5 grams of carbohydrates; 3.9 grams of protein; 87 milligrams of cholesterol; 168 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 9th 2016

    This is an absolutely delicious lemon cake. So easy to make with wonderful results. My only regret is that I didn't make it sooner. It's been in my recipe box for over a year and it will s ...

  2. Apr 7th 2015

    Lemony - yes, dense - yes, delicious - yes. This cake is all 3 of those, and then some! I made as written only omitting the parchment paper as I was not taking it out of the pan until I se ...

  3. Feb 24th 2015

    Fabulous lemon taste! I mixed the zest with the sugar as westcoastmom did, As that made complete sense to me. My cake only needed 30 min in a round cake pan. I also reduced sugar to 1 cup. ...

  4. Feb 15th 2015

    This cake was such a treat! I belong to the 'I love lemon club' and this was all of that and then some! This was so delicious and I served it with whipped cream. Loved the lemony zing! Defin ...

  5. Feb 10th 2015

    I made this into cupcakes, baking for 23 minutes. (I had expert advice from another member to start checking at 16 minutes and follow up in 3 minute intervals. They are so moist and lemony ...

  6. Feb 10th 2015

    This is a wonderful lemony pound cake! I highly recommend that you mix the lemon zest with the sugar first, stirring it together with a fork so the lemon oils get fully incorporated into the ...

  7. Feb 6th 2015

    Excellent lemon cake. It's very dense and very lemony. My husband couldn't believe how good it tasted. I did use a 9" square pan and baked for about 40 minutes. I will make this again, f ...

  8. Feb 4th 2015

    What a delicious, light, yummy treat this cake is! Yum! I used some Meyer lemons that were gifted to me, and I followed the recipe as written with three exceptions: I figured that one lem ...

  9. Feb 2nd 2015

    This was LEMONICIOUS! If you love lemon, this cake is for you! My daughter says it tastes like a lemon bar. It is so moist from the lemon syrup, and just the right amount of tartness. It is ...