Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lemon Sheet Cake

I love sheet cakes in the summer because they bake up so quickly. I also had a special request from my dinner crew so this Lemon Sheet Cake went right to the top of the list of things to try. It was very good, kinda puckery yet sweet at the same time. We'll definitely keep this in our dessert rotation. Another nice idea for hot days, leftovers freeze beautifully-if you happen to have any:@)

It was a very rainy, overcast day... I thought the sprinkles might perk things up a bit:@)
I made half the recipe in a 9 x 13" sheet pan.
Stop by Cooking Classy for very detailed instructions and to see how beautifully she decorated her cake!

Lemon Sheet Cake-from Cooking Classy
2 C A/P flour
1/4 C cornstarch
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C sugar
2 Tblsp lemon zest
3/4 C butter
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C buttermilk
1/2 C sour cream
2 Tblsp fresh lemon juice

3 1/4 C powdered sugar
1/3 C fresh lemon juice
  1. Butter 18 x 13" sheet pan, dust with flour, shake out excess flour.
  2. Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  3. In big mixing bowl beat sugar and lemon zest until fragrant. Add butter and whip until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
  5. Mix in vanilla.
  6. Whisk buttermilk, sour cream and lemon juice in separate bowl.
  7. Alternate adding flour mixture and liquid mixture to the butter in mixing bowl. Beat only until combined.
  8. Pour and spread batter into sheet pan.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Whisk powdered sugar (I sifted mine first) and lemon juice until smooth. Pour over cake and spread to coat.
Have a sticky sweet happy day:@)


  1. Oh, so good to have a minute to visit blogs! This looks fabulous! I love lemon right up next to chocolate. I have two odd children (must have been switched in the hospital) who don't like lemon desserts! Good, more for me!

  2. I've never made a sheet cake Lynn, and this sounds like a tasty cake. Sprinkles make everything sunnier!

  3. I love cakes like this! It sounds so good!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your lemon cake sounds perfect for the summer time, Lynn. Yes, my grands and I agree that sprinkles make everything fun! We made homemade vanilla ice cream the other day and yep, they put sprinkles on top.

  5. I'd love to make this! I posted a lemon sheet cake that used a box cake. This must be lots better!

  6. WOW! Yummy!no words to express.

  7. I love lemon Lynn especially in the summer time. Right now overcast and rainy sounds pretty good, we're dry and HOT :)

  8. Lemon is at the top of our favorite flavors lately. I'll have to add this recipe to my collection. Yum!

  9. mmm . . . I need this lemon sheet cake in my life!!!!

  10. I don't have a lemon sheet cake recipe!!! Printing this off now---thank you!!


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