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lemon cake : Best Cake Recipe

Ingredients: : Best Cake Recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-3/4 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg yolk
1-pound box (3-3/4 cups) confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
5 to 6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Procedures: : Best Cake Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
In a mixer, cream the butter then add the sugar, beating well.
Reduce speed to medium and add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in the lemon rind.
Pour batter into prepared cake pans, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake tests done with toothpick or cake tester.
Cool layers in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely before frosting.

Frosting: : Best Cake Recipe
Cream the butter until light and fluffy.
Add the egg yolk, beating well, and gradually beat in the sugar with the lemon juice until desired spreading consistency is reached.
Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake layers. : Best Cake Recipe


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