Lemon Cake To Die For

“Lemon Cake To Die For” is a sumptuous and tantalizing dessert that boasts a harmonious blend of tangy lemon flavor and sweet, moist cake. The journey of this cake starts with its batter, a fluffy and light concoction typically made from high-quality ingredients such as fine-grain sugar, soft unsalted butter, and fresh eggs. The star of the recipe, freshly squeezed lemon juice and grated lemon zest, are mixed into the batter, infusing it with a vibrant citrus aroma and a bright, zesty taste that’s both invigorating and comforting.

The batter is then poured into a prepared cake pan – often a round or bundt pan, greased and floured to ensure a perfect release. As it bakes, the cake rises beautifully, turning a golden hue, with a tantalizing aroma wafting through the kitchen. The top of the cake develops a slightly crisp edge, while the inside remains wonderfully moist and tender.

Once baked, the cake is allowed to cool. It’s at this stage that the lemon glaze, a simple yet impactful mixture of lemon juice and powdered sugar, is prepared. This glaze is drizzled or brushed over the warm cake, creating a glistening finish. The glaze not only adds an extra layer of lemony sweetness but also seeps into the cake, enhancing its moisture and flavor.

The final presentation of this Lemon Cake is a testament to its allure – often garnished with additional lemon zest, thin lemon slices, or even edible flowers for an elegant touch. Each slice reveals a dense yet soft crumb, bright yellow with specks of lemon zest, offering a balance of sweetness and tartness in every bite.

This cake is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a visual and aromatic delight, making it a perfect centerpiece for gatherings, celebrations, or a comforting treat for a quiet afternoon. The harmonious blend of flavors and the delightful texture make “Lemon Cake To Die For” a memorable dessert, cherished by those who appreciate the fine balance of citrusy tang and sweet indulgence.

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 box instant lemon pudding
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted and melted
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Pinch of lemon zest

How To Make Lemon Cake To Die For

  1. Preheat the oven to 350* and grease a 9×13 baking pan
  2. Combine the cake mix, pudding, oil, water, eggs, vanilla and lemon zest and mix together, just until combined
  3. Spread evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, test with a toothpick
  4. Set on wire rack to cool slightly
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, lemon zest, half of the lemon juice, whipping cream and butter. Add more of the lemon juice until desired thickness
  6. Pour the glaze over the still warm cake.
  7. Let harden slightly before serving.
  8. Enjoy!
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