Lemon Layer Cake

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Lemon Layer Cake

Why This Recipe Works

Most layer cake recipes are made with hefty butter cake layers, but we suspected that the light, fresh flavor of lemon would be better served by something more ethereal. After trying recipes for sponge cake and classic yellow cake, we found...

Why This Recipe Works

Most layer cake recipes are made with hefty butter cake layers, but we suspected that the light, fresh flavor of lemon would be better served by something more ethereal. After trying recipes for sponge cake and classic yellow cake, we found that white butter cake was the perfect compromise for our lemon layer cake recipe: a cake nicely flavored by butter yet still light, with a fine crumb and tender texture.

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Season 8, Ep. 824
Lemon Layer CakeSeason 8, Ep. 824

Layer cakes are desserts to be savored at birthday parties, holidays, and other celebrations. Ideally, the cake’s tender layers offset the bracing, citrusy filling, and the whole is swathed in a gloss...