Triple Lemon Snack Cake Recipe: Easy Lemon Cake Recipe Is Sweet Lemon Overload by 30Seconds Food

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Triple Lemon Snack Cake Recipe: Easy Lemon Cake Recipe Is Sweet Lemon Overload

Snack cakes are perfect when you just have a few people to feed – or don't want a huge cake in the house. Some start with a box cake mix, but for this lemon cake recipe, we are doing it the old-fashioned way – from scratch!

This easy lemon snack cake recipe has a lemon syrup and lemon glaze. It may be one layer, but it's not lacking in lemon flavor.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes



Lemon Syrup

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • milk or nut milk, if needed

Here's how to make it:

  1. To make the cake, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
  2. In another bowl, cream the butter, sugar and lemon with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat until just combined. 
  3. Slowly start adding in the flour mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, until everything is combined. 
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch round baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake about 10 minutes then invert onto a serving plate. 
  5. To make the lemon syrup, combine all the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth.
  6. To make the lemon glaze, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix until it's pourable, but not too thin, adding milk if needed.
  7. Poke holes all over the cake. Pour the hot lemon syrup into the holes, allowing it to soak in. 
  8. Pour the lemon glaze over the cooled cake. Garnish with lemon zest. 

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I love lemon cake.
Amazing recipe, so making this one! 🍋
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
I'm all about the lemons right now. Can't wait to make this one, thanks! #yum
Ann Marie Patitucci
This looks delicious! I love all the lemon things!!

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