4.88 from 8 votes

Moist Lemon Cake Recipe

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
This moist lemon cake recipe with lemon curd and seven minute frosting is made from scratch and great for Summer. It's soft and bursting with lemon flavors.
Servings: 9 slices
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 446 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


Lemon Cake
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Cake flour
  • cups Sugar
  • cup Oil
  • cup Fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¾ cup Sour cream
  • 1 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Lemon emulsion oil or lemon extract
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
Filling, frosting, decoration


  1. In a mixing bowl,whisk together the cake flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.

  2. Now, add eggs, oil, lemon juice, or emulsion oil and lemon zest. Mix until everything is smooth

  3. Add sour cream and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!
  4. Pour this batter in two round greased/floured cake pans (Dimension: 8x2). Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  5. While the cake is baking and then cooling down, make lemon curd and frosting.
  6. Place one cake on a cake stand and top it off with a thin layer of frosting and lemon curd. Place the other cake on top of all this. Press your cake down with your hands (some of the frosting and curd will come out from the sides but don't worry about it!)
  7. Now, use a spatula to frost the entire cake roughly with frosting.
  8. Finally, pour some lemon curd on top of the cake and place some berries here.
  9. Keep this cake refrigerated until you are ready to serve.
  10. Note: Prior to serving, if any frosting or curd has come out from the sides along the center of the cake, just run a spatula around the cake again. And you are done!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Moist Lemon Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 177mg7%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.