This was my nana’s fave cake recipe

Let’s talk about turning a classic proverb into a delightful reality! If life indeed hands you lemons, craft a sumptuous Lemon Velvet Cake adorned with an exquisite Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. A sublime culinary gem, this cake is the very definition of summery freshness—subtle sweetness enveloped in a burst of lemony magic. Every slice of this vibrant yellow dessert promises a glimpse of sunshine and a cascade of memories.

This cake holds a special place in my heart, echoing the joyous memories shared with my beloved grandmother—a connoisseur of all things lemon. Wishing to concoct the perfect lemon dessert for her, I embarked on a culinary journey. The end result? A masterpiece of a cake that’s the perfect balance of moistness, fluffiness, and lemony zing. Today, though my grandmother is no longer with us, her zest for lemon delights is relived each time this cake graces our table.

Ingredients :

for the Cake:

1 and ¾ cups premium cake flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup unsalted butter, at room’s embrace

1 cup fine sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 pristine egg whites, room temperature

⅓ cup zesty lemon juice, freshly squeezed

½ cup buttermilk, chilled

2 tablespoons lemon zest, freshly grated

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Luscious Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese, softened

4 oz unsalted butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1 tablespoon vibrant lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1 teaspoon lemon zest, freshly grated

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