Tangy lemon sheet cake

Tangy lemon sheet cake

11 ratings

Angelo, student


„This is so quick and easy to make, and the frosting is so tasty! My mom loved it when I made it for her for Mother’s Day.“

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-20+
340 g
flour
½ tsp
salt
1 tbsp
baking powder
180 ml
milk (whole)
2
lemons (zest and juice)
225 g
butter
250 g
sugar
2 packages
vanilla sugar (divided)
4
eggs
400 g
crème fraîche (cold)
80 g
powdered sugar
butter for greasing
flour for dusting
red food coloring for garnish
sprinkles for garnish
Metric
Imperial
  • 340 g flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 180 ml milk (whole)
  • 2  lemons (zest and juice)
  • 225 g butter
  • 250 g sugar
  • 2 packages vanilla sugar (divided)
  • 4  eggs
  • 400 g crème fraîche (cold)
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • butter for greasing
  • flour for dusting
  • red food coloring for garnish
  • sprinkles for garnish

Utensils

  • oven
  • rectangular cake pan (32 x 24 cm/12 x 18 in.)
  • cooling rack
  • fine grater
  • small mixing bowl or measuring cup
  • whisk
  • parchment paper
  • rubber spatula
  • large mixing bowl
  • 2 medium mixing bowls
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Enjoy with

Strawberry lemonade
With a pitcher of strawberry lemonade, this cake is complete! Zesty, refreshing, and the perfect complement to sweet, slightly acidic cake.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
300
Protein
7g
Fat
15g
Carb
38g

Step 1/5

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease and flour the cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper if it does not have a removable bottom. Zest and juice lemons and set zest aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a measuring cup, mix together milk and juice from half of the lemons.
  • 2 lemons (zest and juice)
  • 340 flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 180 ml whole milk
  • butter for greasing
  • flour for dusting
  • rectangular cake pan
  • oven
  • fine grater
  • small mixing bowl or measuring cup
  • whisk
  • medium mixing bowl

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease and flour the cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper if it does not have a removable bottom. Zest and juice lemons and set zest aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a measuring cup, mix together milk and juice from half of the lemons.

Step 2/5

Beat together butter, sugar, lemon zest, and some of the vanilla sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each incorporation. Add half of the flour, mix to incorporate, then add the milk mixture and remaining flour. Stir until fully combined.
  • 225 butter
  • 250 sugar
  • 1 package vanilla sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • rubber spatula
  • large mixing bowl
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Beat together butter, sugar, lemon zest, and some of the vanilla sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each incorporation. Add half of the flour, mix to incorporate, then add the milk mixture and remaining flour. Stir until fully combined.

Step 3/5

Transfer batter to cake pan, smooth evenly, then bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 20 – 30 min. Cool for approx. 10 min., then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • oven
  • cooling rack

Transfer batter to cake pan, smooth evenly, then bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 20 – 30 min. Cool for approx. 10 min., then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4/5

Meanwhile, make frosting: Add crème fraîche, powdered sugar, and remaining vanilla sugar to a medium mixing bowl. Beat until combined and thickened slightly. Add a drop or two of food coloring until the desired shade of pink is reached. Stir until evenly incorporated.
  • 400 crème fraîche
  • 80 powdered sugar
  • 1 package vanilla sugar
  • red food coloring
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters
  • medium mixing bowl

Meanwhile, make frosting: Add crème fraîche, powdered sugar, and remaining vanilla sugar to a medium mixing bowl. Beat until combined and thickened slightly. Add a drop or two of food coloring until the desired shade of pink is reached. Stir until evenly incorporated.

Step 5/5

Smooth frosting over cake, decorate with sprinkles if desired, and enjoy!
  • sprinkles
  • rubber spatula

Smooth frosting over cake, decorate with sprinkles if desired, and enjoy!