Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Lemon juice and peel in the frosting impart even more refreshing flavor to a simple, yet satisfying cake.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Cake

1
box lemon cake mix
1
cup buttermilk
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Frosting

1/3
cup shortening
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
3
cups powdered sugar

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes (22 to 28 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and cake springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat frosting ingredients on high speed until smooth and creamy; add more lemon juice if needed. Spread over cake. Store loosely covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes (22 to 28 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and cake springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat frosting ingredients on high speed until smooth and creamy; add more lemon juice if needed. Spread over cake. Store loosely covered.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Take this great cake to a potluck, graduation party or picnic. For a large event, cut the cake into 48 small squares and serve in little paper baking cups.

Buttermilk is the not-so-secret ingredient to this moist, tasty cake.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.