How to Make the BEST Lemon Cake Recipe

Collect flour, sugar, butter, eggs, lemons (for zest and juice), milk or yogurt, baking powder, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

Gather Your Ingredients

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Beat in eggs one at a time, then incorporate freshly grated lemon zest for intense flavor.

Add Eggs and Lemon Zest

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In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt until combined.

Mix Dry Ingredients

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Alternately add the dry ingredients and milk or yogurt to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until smooth.

Combine Wet and

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Stir in freshly squeezed lemon juice and vanilla extract to enhance the lemon flavor.

Add Lemon Juice

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Pour batter into prepared pans, smoothing the tops. Bake until cakes are golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Bake to Perfection

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Mix powdered sugar with lemon juice for a tangy glaze to drizzle over cooled cakes.

Prepare Lemon

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Allow cakes to cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to racks. If glazed, let it set before slicing.

Cool and Serve

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