Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe

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Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe – A moist lemon cake with a lemon sugar glaze that shatters with every bite. The cake is super moist and will keep tightly covered at room temperature for 3 to 5 days.

 

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Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 16 (1-9x13 inch cake) 1x

Description

Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe – A moist lemon cake with a lemon sugar glaze that shatters with every bite. The cake is super moist and will keep tightly covered at room temperature for 3 to 5 days.


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Ingredients

1 serving cooking spray
1 ½ cups sifted cake flour
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 cups white sugar
¼ cup packed lemon zest
¾ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon extract (Optional)
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
¼ cup lemon juice
1 cup creme fraiche

Glaze:
2 ½ cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
5 tablespoons lemon juice


Instructions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper.

Step 2
Whisk cake flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl and set aside.

Step 3
Combine white sugar and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl. Use your fingers to rub the zest into the sugar until fully incorporated. Whisk in olive oil, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Add eggs and egg yolks, 1 at a time, whisking vigorously between each addition. Add lemon juice and whisk again; add creme fraiche, whisking a final time to incorporate.

Step 4
Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture all at once and use a rubber spatula to very gently fold the dry into the wet. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

Step 5
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean with a crumb or two, rotating at the halfway point, 30 to 33 minutes. Set on a cooling rack and let the cake cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Invert the cake, right-side up, on to the rack, and set over a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 6
While cake cools, make the glaze. Place confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl. Whisk vigorously until smooth. Gently pour over the cake, using an offset spatula to spread the glaze if it pools, and let the cake cool to room temperature. You can poke the cake with a toothpick to help the glaze seep in.


Notes

Use a neutral olive oil, not extra virgin.

Tips: You can substitute sour cream for creme fraiche.

Keywords: cake recipes, dessert cakes, desserts recipes, lemon cakes

Recipe by: allrecipes.com

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