Recipe by REGINAHARRIS
"This is one of my grandmother's recipes, a Southern classic. It is similar to a doberge--six thin layers with a tart lemon filling. Tips: after separating the eggs, let the egg whites sit in the fridge until you're ready to whip them. I usually need 3 large fresh lemons for this recipe to produce the zest and juice."
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3 1/4 cups
2 1/4 cups
grated lemon peel
1 3/4 teaspoons
grated lemon peel
5 1/2 tablespoons
This was a lot of work and time. The filling and frosting didn"t come out the way I thought it would. I may have cooked it too long but it had an awesome flavor. I followed the recipe as posted. May find a different lemon frosting next time. Gave it 4 stars because even though it was time consuming the flavor is very lemony!!
I was so excited when I found this recipe. I am not a baker at all and suddenly got the bug to start trying different recipes. I used this recipe for my mom's 70th birthday as a surprise. I thought I could adjust the recipe based on the suggestions of previous reviews but the cake was terrible, to hard to cut. The only thing that I improved was the lemon flavor but the cake itself was not moist and fluffy and just too stiff. Too much work for such a great disappointment! It took me 3 hours to complete. Unless you are a pretty confident baker and know how to adjust the recipe for your benefit, I suggest just using an entirely different recipe. I've had great success with other home made recipes that I've tried.
This is my favorite lemon cake recipe. I don't care for the glaze consistency of the frosting, so I use a different frosting recipe.
I thought the cake was delicious- dense and moist. The glaze was very sweet -but thin and the cake is "plain" enough it can take it. I can to use a separate recipe for the frosting (I chose lemon) overall good/great cake
This is a very old Southern Cake receipt. In Georgia we call it a lemon cheese cake. You are right about the photo but I have never known the recipe for this to match one! In my family we frost the sides with Divinity Fudge. It is not a cake for beginners! Once mastered it is very good.
The picture on this recipe does NOT match the cake!!! This not a light a fluffy cake but it tastes ok.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sybil's Old Fashioned Lemon Layer Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 206
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