Easy Lemon Sheet Cake from Scratch

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This Easy Lemon Sheet Cake from Scratch recipe with delicious lemon glaze will burst in your mouth leaving that refreshing lemony aftertaste. Who doesn't like a fresh sweet lemon treat? The flavor of lemon in this cake recipe is not too overwhelming and hits your palate the right way. This cake is beautifully tangy and sweet at the same time so you won't taste just one flavor overpowering the other. It's a beautiful blend of sweetness and sourness which is one of the best combinations when it comes to dessert recipes. It's very important to treasure lemon cake recipes in your recipe book because lemon desserts are outrageously flavorsome and so different from most other dessert recipes. When it comes to making homemade lemon cake recipes from scratch, you are going to make this cake more than just once.

It is no surprise how versatile lemon fruit is when it comes to desserts recipes or even when added to savory foods. Lemon dessert recipes also beat the conventional idea of chocolate desserts. Everyone likes chocolate desserts but to create a dessert recipe using lemon can be extremely refreshing. Plus, it’s not a bad idea, after all, to change things up a bit and create desserts that don’t call for chocolate. Always use a zester to achieve a finely textured lemon zest or the small side of a grater and then chop it up, so you have small pieces of lemon zest. This beautiful Lemon Cake recipe is a fun cake to make for kids’ birthdays or just any occasion.

This Cake recipe uses sour cream in the cake batter to achieve the most luscious texture a lemon cake should have. Cake recipes with sour cream as one of the baking ingredients enhance the flavors and the texture in cakes. That is why this cake recipe is so unique because the sour cream tenderizes the gluten in the cake batter because of the bacteria cultures present in it. You'll distinctly notice a more dense and moist cake texture in this recipe. You can substitute sour cream with Greek Yogurt or full fat thick plain yogurt or just use the fat-free sour cream to cut down the calories when you bake a cake. Usually, cakes with full-fat sour cream tend to be denser and moist compared to other substitutes. Regarding calories, two tablespoons of sour cream contain 60 calories, while the fat-free sour cream has only 25 calories. You may choose the variety that is right for you without compromising on the taste or calories. The texture, however, may vary based on the type of sour cream you choose.Thank you to Beth at the ‘The First Year' food blog for sharing this Easy Lemon Sheet Cake from Scratch recipe with us. Do visit Beth's blog for more lemon cake recipes or other dessert recipes for all occasions. This Lemon Cake recipe is wonderfully lemony and tastes fantastic if you love all things lemon. Make this recipe today for friends and family!

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Lemon Sheet Cake from Scratch from The First Year
Ingredients: Flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, lemon zest, eggs, milk, sour cream, vanilla extract, lemon juice, powdered sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 235, Calories from Fat 30, Total Fat 3.3g 5%, Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%, Cholesterol 26mg 9%, Sodium 56mg 2%, Potassium 144mg 4%, Carbohydrates 49.3g 16%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 34.4g, Protein 3.3g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 7%, Iron 6%

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