The light, fresh flavor of lemon really comes out in this yummy recipe, but the glaze permeates the cake with extra lemony flavor! Frost with my Lemon Buttercream Frosting for the proverbial icing on this cake!
- 1 Jules Gluten Free™ Cake Mix*
- 1/2 cup butter or non-dairy alternative (e.g. Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
- 2 cups granulated sugar of choice (white sugar; unrefined sugar; coconut palm sugar; etc.)
- 3 eggs + 1 yolk
- 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 cup milk (dairy, coconut, almond or soy)
- 1 Tbs. lemon zest
- 1/2 Tbs. poppy seeds (optional)
*OR use this from-scratch cake recipe
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 lemon, sliced thinly and seeded
Expect this cake to go fast! Our family swim team party polished this cake off in minutes!
Preheat oven to 350° F (static) or 325° F (convection).
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl, beating until light and fluffy. Slowly add eggs and yolk, one at a time, mixing to integrate. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and mix. Finally, alternately beat in Jules Cake Mix and milk, just until combined and batter is smooth. Stir in lemon zest and poppy seeds, if adding.
Oil one 9×13 pan lightly. Pour in cake batter and smooth with a rubber spatula. Bake until cake pulls away slightly from the sides of the pan, approximately 35 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake – if it is clean or has very few crumbs, the cake is done.
Let the cake cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, if necessary to release the cake, and invert onto a wire rack.
While cake is baking, bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add lemon slices and reduce to simmer for 25 minutes. Remove the lemon slices and set aside; stir 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice into the syrup.
Using a toothpick, poke holes into the warm cake while it is cooling. Pour lemon syrup over top and into the holes. Let cool completely before frosting. Add the cooked lemon slices to the top of the cake for decoration after frosting.
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