How to make lemon cake from scratch?!

Question: How to make lemon cake from scratch?
I've always boasted that I am a good baker, but I can only really make cookies. (Which mind you are amazing!) I made an ice cream cake before, but I was using the out of the box stuff, where I only have to add water eggs and oil. Can someone give me a recipe for a cake mix from scratch? It doesn't really matter what flavor, I just picked lemon :)




8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 large eggs, separated
1 lemon (juice of and zest of)
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk, at room temperature

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, zested
candied violet (optional)
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Prep Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hr
1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch round pan and set aside.
2 In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer set on high speed, blend the butter and the 1 cup granulated sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the lemon juice, zest, and baking powder and mix well.
3 Slowly stir in the flour and milk. Mix on low speed until combined.
4 In another bowl, whip the egg whites with the electric mixer set on high. When the egg whites begin to get frothy, sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Continue beating until the egg whites form soft peaks.
5 Gently stir about one-quarter of the whites into the cake batter to lighten it. Fold in the remaining whites until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6 Allow the cake to cool on a rack in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a serving platter and allow to cool completely.
7 To make the glaze, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Pour half of the glaze over the top of the cooled cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Allow the cake to stand for 10 minutes, then top with the remaining glaze.

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Cariy, if you can bake amazing cookies you can bake an amazing cake. Instead of me finding a recipe from allrecipes .com or you can go there yourself and pick one. I just gave a question before you to make a chocolate and orange swirl cake. All your doing is making to batters, one chocolate and one orange and swirl one into the other. Dress it with a plain butter cream not to over power the taste of the swirl.

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