Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake

The light, crisp flavors of lemon and lime make a delightful combination in this layer cake recipe. A lemon whipped cream frosting accents the citrus taste.

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Makes:
12 servings
Prep:
1 hr 15 mins
Cool:
10 mins
Bake:
20 mins 375°F
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Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake

Ingredients
3/4
cup butter
6
egg yolks or 3 whole eggs
2 2/3
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1 2/3
cups sugar
1
cup milk
2
teaspoons finely shredded lemon or lime peel
2
tablespoons lemon or lime juice
2
tablespoons orange juice
1
recipe Lemony Whipped Cream Frosting

Directions

  1. Let butter and eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour two 9x2-inch round baking pans; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, and baking soda; set aside. In large bowl beat butter on medium 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugar until combined; beat 2 minutes more. Add yolks one at a time, beat well after each addition. Add flour mixture and milk alternately; beat on low after each just until combined. Stir in peels and juices. Spread batter in prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool.
  4. Prepare Lemony Frosting. Place one layer flat side down on plate; spread top with frosting. Stack second layer flat side down; spread remaining frosting. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Makes 12 servings.

Lemony Whipped Cream Frosting

Ingredients

2
cups whipping cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
1
tablespoon instant vanilla pudding
1
tablespoon shredded lemon peel

Directions

  1. In large chilled bowl beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, and instant vanilla pudding on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Fold in lemon peel. If made ahead, chill 24 hours; stir before spreading. Makes 3-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake)
    Per serving:
  • 499 kcal cal.,
  • 29 g fat
  • (18 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 8 g monounsatured fat),
  • 192 mg chol.,
  • 303 mg sodium,
  • 55 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 32 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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