Layered lemon cake cream with cheese frosting

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Layered Lemon Cake Cream with Cheese Frosting is a culinary masterpiece that tantalizes the taste buds with vivid flavors and a creamy texture. As citrus enthusiasts, we realize how appealing this delectable dessert is. In this complete guide, we’ll look at how to make the perfect layered lemon cake with cheese frosting. Join us on a culinary trip as we discover the secrets to producing a dessert that will fascinate and delight.

Layered lemon cake cream

Citrus Bliss: A Symphony of Flavours

With our trademark Layered Lemon Cake Cream with Cheese Frosting, you’ll be whisked away on a sensory voyage. Prepare to be transported to citrus heaven as you savor the vivid flavors and creamy deliciousness of this delectable dessert.

Creamy indulgence: Elevating with Cheese Frosting

As we delve into the mysteries of creating the ideal cheese frosting, you will be treated to a symphony of richness. Prepare to be blown away by the silky richness of this delectable topping, from choosing the proper cheese to reaching the perfect consistency.

Architectural Marvel: Layers of Delight

Witness culinary genius at its finest as we walk you through the laborious process of creating our layered lemon cake masterpiece. Prepare to construct a tower of indulgence, with each tier meticulously created for maximum flavor and texture.

Visual Delights: Decorating with Artistic Flare

Unleash your imagination by adding exquisite decorations flavour artistic flare to your layered lemon cake. From delicate lemon zest curls to brilliant citrus slices, let your creativity go wild as you create a visual feast for the eyes.

Savouring the Moment: Enjoying Every Delicious Bite

Finally, the moment of truth arrives as you take your first mouthful of our tiered lemon cake cream with cheese icing. Allow the acidic citrus flavours and creamy richness to capture your senses, leaving you wanting more with each delectable bite.

Cooking time

The cooking time of lemon layered cake with cheese frosting can vary with the recipe instructions you are following and the oven you are using.

Layered lemon cake cream with cheese frosting

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Total Time: 55-60 minutes

Enjoy making this delightful layered lemon cake with creamy cheese frosting. It’s perfect for any occasion and sure to be a hit with family and friends!

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric beater
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cake pans
  • Cooling racks
  • Spatula
  • Serving plate or cake stand
  • Knife
  • Zester or grater
  • Citrus juicer

Ingredients 

Ingredients for Lemon Cake: 

Ingredients for Lemon Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour.
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  • zest of two lemons
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk.

For the cheese frosting:

  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened.
  • 4 cups powdered sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step-by-step preparation

Prepare the Lemon Cake Batter

Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Now Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

Sifting Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

Creaming butter with sugar: Take a large mixing bowl, and combine 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter and 1 cup granulated sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

Leveling Cake Layers: If required, use a serrated knife to level the tops of the cooled cake layers to ensure a smooth surface. Beat in two big eggs, one at a time, then add 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, the zest of two lemons, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Alternate with Dry Ingredients: Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet mixture in three additions slowly, alternating with 1/2 cup buttermilk. Begin and conclude by mixing in the dry ingredients until just mixed.

Dividing Batter: Use a spatula, to evenly distribute the batter among the prepared cake pans.

Bake the Lemon Cake Layers

Baking: Put the cake pans in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cooling: Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in their pans for 10 minutes. Then, carefully place them on a wire rack to cool entirely.

Making the cream cheese frosting

Mixing Cream Cheese and Butter: In a large mixing bowl, combine 8 ounces softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup unsalted butter. Beat until smooth and creamy.

Adding Sweetness: Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition until the frosting is thick and fluffy.

Flavouring: Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until completely integrated.

Putting together the Layered Lemon Cake

Leveling Cake Layers: If required, use a serrated knife to level the tops of the cooled cake layers to ensure a smooth surface.

Layering Cake: Arrange one cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread a thick layer of cream cheese frosting evenly on top. Carefully slide the second cake layer on top, gently pressing down to secure.

Frosting Cake: Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake, ensuring a smooth and even finish.

Garnish the cake with more lemon zest curls or slices for decoration, if desired.

Serving and Enjoying Optional: 

Chilling (optional): the assembled cake for at least 1 hour to allow the frosting to solidify.

Slicing and serving: Use a sharp knife to cut the layered lemon cake into individual servings. Serve and savor each delicious bite of citrus-infused ecstasy!

Follow these expert chef ideas and techniques to make a layered lemon cake with cream cheese frosting that will impress your guests and leave them wanting more.

Optional Garnissavour

Lemon Zest Curls: Using a zester or vegetable peeler, make delicate curls of lemon zest to add a pop of color and citrus flavor.

Fresh Berries: Arrange a variety of fresh berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries, along the cake’s perimeter for a blast of flavor and contrast.

Edible Flowers: Garnish the top of the cake with edible flowers like pansies or violets for an exquisite and quirky finish.

Candied Lemon Slices: Thinly slice lemons and boil in a simple syrup until transparent before placing them on top of the cake for a sweet and tart garnish.

Mint Leaves: Add a sprig of fresh mint leaves to each slice for a refreshing and delicious touch.

Adding a restaurant twist

Enhance the taste of your layered lemon cake with a restaurant twist by adding unique flavor combinations and a good presentation. Infuse a dash of lavender or thyme into the cake layers to add a subtle edge to the vibrant lemon flavor. To enhance the flavor of cream cheese frosting, add a touch of honey or a splash of liqueur, such as limoncello. Garnish the cake with fresh berries, edible flowers, or candied lemon slices for a beautiful finish. With these additions, your layered lemon cake will ooze culinary flare and delight the senses of everyone who participates.

The benefits of layered lemon cake

Adding lemon to cake offers a variety of health benefits.

Lemon is high in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and improves general health.

Lemons are rich in antioxidants, which help combat free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and inflammation.

Lemons contain citric acid, which improves digestion and can help with indigestion and bloating.

Lemon’s vitamin C stimulates collagen formation, which helps to maintain healthy skin and a youthful complexion.

Despite its acidic taste, lemon has an alkalizing impact on the body, which aids in pH homeostasis.

Lemon not only adds flavor to cakes, but it also provides nutrients.

Tips for Achieving Perfect Cake Layers

To obtain beautiful cake layers, follow these guidelines:

Prepare your pants properly. Grease and line your cake pans with parchment paper to keep them from sticking.

Quality components can have a major impact on your cake’s texture and flavor.

Measure components precisely. Use a kitchen scale to get precise measurements, especially for flour and sugar.

Ensure that the eggs, butter, and cheese are at room temperature for better integration and a smoother batter.

Mix the batter correctly. Avoid overmixing the batter, since this can result in difficult cakes. Mix until just mixed.

Using a spatula, evenly distribute the batter into the cake pans to achieve even baking and consistent layers.

Rotate the cake pans halfway through baking to ensure even baking in the event of hot areas in your oven.

Allow the cakes to cool in their pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Following these instructions will ensure that your cake layers are always excellent and ready for attractive stacking and icing.

Serving Suggestions for the Lemon Cake

Consider the following serving options for lemon cake:

Fresh Berries: For a pop of color and complimentary flavor, serve lemon cake with a side of fresh berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.

Whipped Cream: To balance the tanginess of the lemon, top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream that is light and airy.

Spread lemon curd between cake layers or sprinkle it over individual pieces for an extra zesty flavor.

Powdered Sugar: For a simple yet lovely appearance, sprinkle powdered sugar on each slice.

Ice Cream: For a delectable contrast of flavors and textures, serve slices of lemon cake with a scoop of vanilla or lemon ice cream.

These serving tips will improve the taste and presentation of your lemon cake, making it even more appealing.

How to Store layered lemon cake cream with cheese frosting?

Follow these easy procedures to keep tiered lemon cake cream with cheese icing fresh and flavorful:

Store layered lemon cake cream with cheese frosting

Refrigeration: To avoid drying out, place the cake in an airtight container or wrap it securely with plastic wrap.

Avoid Moisture: Moisture on the cake might cause the icing to get soggy.

Refrigerate: To maintain the cake’s freshness and texture, keep it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Served Chill: To soften the frosting, allow the cake to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving chilled.

The Shelf Life of Layered Lemon Cake Cream With Cheese Frosting

Layered lemon cake cream with cheese frosting has a shelf life of 3 to 4 days if stored correctly. Store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator. While the cake is acceptable to consume after this period, its texture and flavor may deteriorate over time. Consume the cake within the prescribed duration to get the most out of its delicious taste and creamy texture.

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Can the cake layers be made ahead of time and frozen?

Yes, you can bake the cake layers ahead of time and freeze them for future use. Before freezing, carefully wrap each cooled cake layer in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place them in the refrigerator overnight before assembling and decorating the cake.

Final Thought

Finally, layered lemon cake cream with cheese frosting is a culinary marvel that combines the vivid citrus flavor of lemon with the rich, creamy texture of cheese icing. With delicate layers of luscious cake and velvety icing, this delicacy is a sensory delight. Whether served as a sumptuous delicacy on special occasions, or a sweet indulgence on regular days, tiered lemon cake cream with cheese icing never disappoints. So gather your ingredients, follow the recipe, and go on a culinary trip that will leave you wanting more with each delectable bite.

Layered lemon cake cream with cheese frosting

Course: DessertCuisine: American
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

450

kcal
Resting time

10

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

This Layered Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a delightful dessert that combines the tangy zest of lemons with the rich, creamy texture of cheese frosting. Perfect for any occasion, this cake is a crowd-pleaser with its moist layers and refreshing flavor.

Ingredients

  • For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • For the Cake:
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Assembling the Cake:
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of frosting over the top.
  • Place the second cake layer on top and spread the remaining frosting evenly over the top and sides of the cake.
  • Decorate with additional lemon zest or lemon slices, if desired.

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Notes

  • Overmixing the Batter: This can cause the cake to be dense and tough. Mix until just combined.

  • Using Cold Ingredients: Ensure that the butter, eggs, and buttermilk are at room temperature for better integration.

  • Skipping the Cooling Time: Allow the cakes to cool completely before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting.

  • Too Much Lemon Juice in Frosting: Adding too much lemon juice can make the frosting too runny. Stick to the recommended amount for the best consistency.

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