How to get together together with frost this layer cake: Once the layers are 100% cooled, yous may frost together with assemble. You’ll last working alongside 3 layers. First, using a large serrated knife, cut the tops off the cake layers to exercise a apartment surface. Place 1 layer on your cake stand. Evenly encompass the top alongside cream cheese frosting. Top alongside 2nd layer, to a greater extent than frosting, thence the 3rd layer. Top alongside frosting together with spread or thence the sides. The recipe doesn’t brand a ton of frosting, merely plenty for a lite frost.
The beauty of this cake is that the frosting doesn’t accept to last neat. Its haphazardness adds to its charm, don’t yous think?
Decorate alongside blueberries, lemon zest, lemon slices, whatever yous like!
- 1 loving cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 together with 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 loving cup (100g) packed lite brownish sugar
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature1
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups (345g) sifted all-purpose flour, (spoon & leveled)2
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 loving cup (240ml) buttermilk3
- zest + juice of 3 medium lemons4
- 1 together with 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh (258g) or frozen (do non thaw-- 275g)
- 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 ounces (224g) full-fat brick agency cream cheese, softened to room temperature5
- 1/2 loving cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 3 together with 1/2 cups (420g) confectioners' sugar
- 1 - ii Tablespoons (15-30ml) heavy cream6
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease together with lightly flour 3 9x2 inch cake pans alongside nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Make the cake: Using a handheld or stand upward mixer alongside a paddle attachment, musical rhythm out the butter on high until creamy - almost 1 minute. Add granulated together with brownish sugars together with musical rhythm out on medium-high speed until creamed, almost 2-3 minutes. Add eggs together with vanilla. Beat on medium speed until everything is completely combined, almost ii amount minutes. Scrape downward the sides together with bottom of the bowl every bit needed. Set aside.
- In a large sized bowl, toss together the flour, baking powder, together with salt. Slowly add together the dry out ingredients to the moisture ingredients. Beat on depression speed for five seconds, thence add together the milk, lemon zest, together with lemon juice. Remove from the mixer together with stir lightly until everything is merely combined. Toss the blueberries inwards 1 Tablespoon of flour together with plication into the batter. Batter is extremely thick. Do non overmix at whatever point. Overmixing volition lend a tough, dense textured crumb.
- Spoon batter evenly into 3 prepared cake pans. If solely using ii cake pans, your bake fourth dimension volition last longer. Bake the 3 layers for almost 21-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted inwards the middle comes out clean. Mine took 21 minutes. Remove from the oven together with allow to cool completely earlier frosting.
- Make the frosting: Using a handheld or stand upward mixer alongside a paddle attachment, musical rhythm out cream cheese together with butter together on medium speed until no lumps remain, almost 3 amount minutes. Add confectioners' sugar, 1 Tablespoon cream, vanilla extract, together with tabular array salt alongside the mixer running on low. Increase to high speed together with musical rhythm out for 3 minutes. Add 1 to a greater extent than Tablespoon of cream to sparse out, if desired.
- Assemble together with frost: First, using a large serrated knife, cut the tops off the cake layers to exercise a apartment surface. Place 1 layer on your cake stand. Evenly encompass the top alongside cream cheese frosting. Top alongside 2nd layer, to a greater extent than frosting, thence the 3rd layer. Top alongside frosting together with spread or thence the sides. The recipe doesn't brand a ton of frosting, merely plenty for a lite frost. Top alongside blueberries or lemon garnish if desired. Refrigerate for at to the lowest degree 45 minutes earlier cutting or else the cake may autumn apart every bit yous cut.
- Make ahead tip: Prepare cakes together with frosting 1 twenty-four hr catamenia inwards advance. Keep cakes at room temperature, covered tightly. Refrigerate prepared frosting inwards an airtight container until laid upward to use. Frosted or unfrosted cakes may last frozen upward to ii months, thaw overnight inwards the fridge together with select to room temperature if desired earlier serving