Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake
Appears in Cook's Country August/September 2008
A sweet-tart lemon sheet cake holds a lot of promise as a light summer dessert-but sheet cakes are hard to bake evenly, and we wanted bright, not sour, lemon flavor. In our recipe, tangy buttermilk reinforces the lemon flavor in both the cake and glaze.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
We chose cake flour for our Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake recipe because it yielded a fine, velvety crumb. We used the creaming method—beat the butter and sugar together before adding the wet and dry ingredients—to develop structure and heigh...