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Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake

It’s no secret around here that I love lemon.  So when I came across this recipe for lemon sheet cake I was intrigued and excited!


This recipe is very simple, in fact I already had the ingredients on hand.  As I’m sure you do too!


If you are looking for a fresh and easy dessert to take to any cookout this summer, this lemon buttermilk sheet cake should definitely be on your short list!

Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake
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Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake
Serves: 12-16
  • For the cake:
  • 2½ cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cup white sugar
  • 1½ sticks softened butter
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk
  • For the glaze:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  1. Preheat the oven the 325 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl.  In another bowl mix together buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  3. In a stand mixer mix together the sugar and lemon zest until fragrant.  Remove ¼ cup of lemon sugar and set aside.
  4. Add the butter to the stand mixer and beat until very light and fluffy.  About 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs and egg yolk, one at time, incorporating well after each addition. Then add in half the flour mixture, followed by the buttermilk mixture, then the rest of the flour mixture. Mix until it is smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
  6. While the cake is cooling, mix together the glaze ingredients and pour over the cake.  Sprinkle with the reserved lemon sugar.  Let cool completely.
  7. Eat!

Recipe from Our Best Bites.


Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Strawberry season is in full force and I couldn’t be happier about it!  I have been buying strawberries by the flats at a local farm and they are so delicious.

They never seem to last very long at my house but if you end up some extra and need an idea to use them up, make this cake!

It’s from the Pioneer Woman’s latest cookbook and its a winner.


You start by making a basic chocolate cake (and I won’t tell if you used boxed mix),


then slather it with some Nutella (now I have you hooked),

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German Chocolate Cake

Christmas has come and gone and now it’s time to party for New Years!  And if party means watch the ball drop east coast time and be in bed by 9:00, then that’s my kind of party! This german chocolate cake has a lot of step, but they are easy steps and well worth the effort.

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Start by baking off your cakes, and when they are cool cut them half.  I never have much luck just eyeballing it so this is what I do.  Using a ruler find the middle of the cake.  This time for me it was 1 3/4 cm.  Then put in a toothpick to mark the center.  I did this four times all around the cake.


Then just go for it!  Place your hand on top of the cake and follow your toothpicks to cut the cake in half.

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