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Lemon Burst Buttermilk Cake
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Lemon Burst Buttermilk Cake

Course brunch, Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon-burst-buttermilk-cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 20 servings (2 loaves)
Calories 287kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • Glaze:
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lemon zest reserve ½ Tbsp for garnishing
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray (2) 8 x 4 ½ x 5-inch metal loaf pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Sift together the all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  • Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Beat until creamy then add the eggs one at a time. Beating well after each addition.
  • To the creamed mixture, add 2 Tbsp zest, reserving 1 ½ Tbsp for glaze and garnish. (1 Tbsp for glaze plus ½ Tbsp for garnishing)
  • Mix together ¼ cup fresh lemon juice with ¾ cup buttermilk. Add to the mixing bowl alternately with the sifted dry ingredients. Beat until fully combined and all of the dry ingredients are fully moistened.
  • Divide the batter between the 2 loaf pans. Bounce the pans to release air bubbles.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center shows moist crumbs.
  • Cool in the pan then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze: Mix together powdered sugar, heavy cream, 1 Tbsp lemon zest and lemon juice until drizzling consistency. Add additional cream or juice 1 tsp at a time to thin.
  • Drizzle the loaf with glaze, sprinkle with reserved ½ Tbsp zest, slice and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg