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Famous Lemon Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Famous Lemon Cake, by , is from The Holden Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lady Bird Johnson
Added: Sunday, October 25, 2009


3/4 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
8 egg yolks
2 1/2 cups cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks until light and lemon-colored; blend into creamed mixture. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; resift 3 times. Add sifted ingredients to creamed mixture in thirds, alternating with milk. Beat the batter thoroughly after each addition.

Add vanilla, lemon rind and lemon juice; beat 2 minutes. Bake in greased 10 inch bundt pan in preheated oven at 325 for 1 hour or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. You can also use three 9 inch round cake pans and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Double the frosting recipe for a layer cake.




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