Lemon Cake Recipe is so light and fluffy with endless layers. This is the perfect cake for Spring or Summer with all of the lemon flavor and fresh berries. Not only does this cake look gorgeous but it is oh so delicious.
Lemon Cake Recipe
We love lemon so it seemed only fitting to make this delicious Lemon Cake Recipe. It looks so decadent and fancy but it is really so easy to make.
Do you know the secret? It all starts with a cake mix but we add lots of extras that make this cake taste like you baked it all from scratch.
Each layer is so sweet and bursting with whipped cream and berries. It looks so pretty that you will want to make this the star of the show.
Can you imagine this gorgeous cake on your dessert table? Oh my! Everyone will think you spent hours baking. We won’t tell. 🙂
If you can’t get enough of all things lemon, try this easy Lemon Poke Cake Recipe for another great cake to try.
How to make lemon cake?
We used a set of round cake pans to make this cake. If you want all of the impressive layers, this is the way to go. We made 5 layers and it looks so amazing.
This is just an option though as this recipe is very versatile. You can make less layers if you prefer.
You can even make cupcakes with this recipe. Wouldn’t that be pretty for a party? I can see these darling cupcakes sitting on the table for a brunch, tea party or bridal shower.
The beauty of this recipe is you can really use any cake pan you desire. It is so easy to make and use what you have.
You can also make lemon bundt cake recipe .
Just put the mix in a bundt cake pan. This is super easy and still so gorgeous.
This easy lemon cake recipe is even simpler with a nice stand mixer.
You certainly can use a hand mixer but we love our stand mixer. It gets a ton of use and to this day is such a good investment.
We bake a lot so it is so handy and we love our mixer.
Oh my don’t those layers look amazing? Layers upon layers of moist cake with sweet berries and the best frosting.
Everyone will go crazy over this easy cake recipe.
What are the lemon cake ingredients?
- lemon cake mix
- large eggs
- cooking oil, vegetable or canola
- lemon extract, optional but really enhances the lemon flavor
- whipped topping
- marshmallow creme
- powdered sugar
- Berries. We love strawberries, blueberries and red raspberries but you can use any berries you like.
- Mint, optional but so pretty to garnish.
How to make lemon cake with fruit:
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Next, coat pans with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, oil and lemon extract. The buttermilk is amazing in this cake!
Beat until smooth and well combined.
Divide batter into pans. If you are using 5 round cake pans, this is about ¾ cup for each pan. This will need to be adjusted if you are using a different set of pans.
Place pans on large sheet pan before placing in the oven. This is easier for moving pans in and out of oven.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
Remove from pans.
Now it is time to make frosting for this super moist lemon cake recipe!
Add all ingredients to large bowl and whisk together until smooth. This is super easy but oh so tasty!
Let’s start assembling the best lemon cake recipe.
Place 1 layer of cake on plate and top with frosting
Slice berries and place in frosting. This looks so pretty and the layers are delicious with all of the berries and frosting.
Add another cake layer. Repeat with frosting and berries until top layer.
For top layer – fit decorator bag with a large star tip like #1M and add frosting to bag. Swirl frosting around edge of cake.
Fill center with berries for a final touch
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add mint if desired.
Tips for this easy and moist lemon cake recipe:
Whipped topping can be replaced with 2-3 cups of whip cream if you prefer. Electric mixer can also be used but make sure to beat slowly as to not break down cream.
Any pans or cupcakes can be used for this recipe. Change things up and use something new each time. You can even adjust and make a small lemon cake recipe.
I bet you could even use mini bundt cake pans to make this recipe. The ideas are endless and this cake recipe is just so very easy.
Lemon cake recipes with cake mix are easy to make and budget friendly!
This cake is just so simple but tastes like you made it all from scratch. The buttermilk really enhances the flavor.
You are going to love easy it is. I like to pick up different types of cake mixes when they go on sale at the grocery store.
It is so nice just being able to go to the pantry and grab what you need knowing it was purchased on sale. They grocery stores often run cake mix on sale so you can easily grab a few here and there.
This recipe is so easy to use what you have on hand. I often just use what I already have or what is on sale at the grocery store. We are fans of using what we already have and it saves us time and money.
Strawberries on sale but blueberries are not? Well, strawberries it is then! Feel free to use what is on sale and the cake will still turn out gorgeous and delicious.
This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable. By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget.
Plus, I still get to bake amazing cakes like this while staying on track with the budget. It is a win-win. 🙂
We love to keep things simple while making delicious recipes. No need to spend a ton of money or time to enjoy a great dessert.
Get started baking today! This is a great dessert to make for guests, neighbors or to take to a friend that might just need a smile. We love being able to brighten someone’s day with these frugal and easy baked goods.
Try the best lemon cake recipe!
Whether you need something for family dinner or to take to the next potluck or gathering, this cake is so easy to make. The lemon flavor is light and refreshing.
The berries add the perfect touch and make this cake tasty and pretty. You can use a blend of blueberries, strawberries and more. This is so delicious!
Let us know how the cake turns out and how you like it. Please come back and leave a comment letting us know how it turned out.
I think you are going to love this delicious cake. It is a family favorite around here and everyone asks me to make this. It is seriously that good!
Print this easy lemon cake recipe below:
Lemon Cake Recipe is light and fluffy with endless layers. This is the perfect cake for Spring or Summer with all of the lemon flavor and fresh berries.
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- 4 large eggs room temperature
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ½ cup cooking oil vegetable or canola
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract optional
- 1 tub 8 oz whipped topping, thawed*
- ½ cup from 7 oz container marshmallow creme
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- Berries - 1 container each strawberries blueberries red raspberries or any you like
- Mint optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Coat pans with non-stick cooking spray
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, oil and lemon extract
- Beat until smooth
- Divide batter into pans - about ¾ cup for each pan if using 5 pan set
- Place pans on large sheet pan (easier for moving pans in and out of oven)
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Cool completely on wire rack
- Remove from pans
- Add all ingredients to large bowl and whisk together until smooth**
- Assemble Cake
- Place 1 layer of cake on plate and top with frosting
- Slice berries and place in frosting
- Add another cake layer
- Repeat with frosting and berries until top layer
- For top layer - fit decorator bag with a large star tip like #1M and add frosting to bag
- Swirl frosting around edge of cake
- Fill center with berries
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add mint if desired
*whipped topping can be replaced with 2-3 cups of whip cream
**electric mixer can also be used, be sure to beat slowly as to not break down cream
Any pans or cupcakes can be used for this recipe
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