Lemon Butter Cake

One bite of this cake and you’ll be in heaven. This is an easy cake recipe that is truly impossible to resist!

Lemon Cake

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Lemon Cream

  • 6 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 3 cups (360g) powdered sugar, plus more for dusting on top
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • Zest of 1 lemon (1 tbsp)


Lemon Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Grease and line a 9″ round springform pan.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar. Then add the egg, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix to combine.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  6. Spread the thick batter in an even layer in the bottom of the springform pan. Set aside.

Lemon Cream

  1. In a mixing bowl using a hand or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, mix the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until thin and creamy.
  3. Then mix in the egg and lemon zest.
  4. Pour the cream on top of the lemon batter, pouring right in the middle and allowing it to naturally spread close to the edges.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes until the top has formed a golden skin and it’s evenly puffed.

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