This cake recipe is perfect for summers and adds a healthy dose by including buttermilk as an ingredient in the mix. Nothing works as well as lemon flavored confectionery items during summer time. If you are looking to stock up your larder with snack items for the evening, here is a wonderful cake recipe to try. It would certainly be a delight to guests when you serve it to them. They would love the light, lemony flavors and it would go down well with tea or coffee in the evenings. The cake recipe includes a lemon glazing on top as well.

Ingredients required

  • 3 and ½ cups of white flour
  • 2 and ½ cups of white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 and ½ cups of butter
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon extract


For the glaze

  • 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4th cup of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest

How to make?

When you have the necessary ingredients ready, you can start by preheating the oven. Grease the pan and spray flour on the pan. Take a bowl and beat sugar along with the butter with an electric mixer. The mixture should turn fluffy and light after it is beaten for ten minutes. Add in each egg and beat in each egg in the mixture before you add in more. In a separate place sift flour, baking soda and salt. Take one third of the mixture of flour and add in buttermilk. You need to beat the mixture well, every time you make an addition. Finish adding the flour mixture and then stir in the lemon extract. Once the batter is prepared you can put it in the tube pan you have prepared for baking. Place the cake in the oven for baking. It would probably take about an hour to complete the baking.

To prepare the glaze, you need to create a mixture of sugar, butter, and lemon zest and lemon juice. Once the glaze is prepared by making a smooth mixture you can pour the same onto the top of the cake. Allow the remaining glaze to accumulate on top of the cake.


You could refrigerate the cake if you are not planning to serve it right away. Indeed, it is a wonderful cake to have cooled during a hot summer evening. The lemon taste will pair well with light tea that you serve to your guests. If you have an occasion coming up where you have invited a few friends over, you could plan to bake such a cake in advance. Ensure that you have the ingredients fresh, especially the buttermilk. It will be great if can bake it fresh and serve it to your guests. However, check to note that the glaze has settled well before serving. You could pair it with other confectionary snacks as well. For a similar cake recipe, Cake With Applesauce, Click Here.