Sunday, February 2, 2014

Lemon Cake

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1/3 cup grated lemon zest
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4  to 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar in bowl.  Add eggs and lemon zest.  Mix well.  Mix flour, baking powder, soda and salt in separate bowl then add to creamed butter and sugar.  Add lemon juice, buttermilk and vanilla.  Mix well with beater.

Grease two loaf pans and line bottom with parchment paper.  Divide batter into two pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Ice with favorite frosting or glaze.