Monday, June 6, 2016

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze

One of my favorite flavors for a cake is lemon, it is fresh, simple and compliments almost any garnish for dessert. This recipe is a southern version of the lemon buttermilk cake that we just love and has been in our family as long as I can remember, ( at this point that's a long time). This is a great cake for any occasion, potlucks, picnics, family gatherings, or just the dessert of the week for your family. Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Just look at that Berry Glaze dripping of the side of that delicious cake.

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Has A Fabulous Lemon Flavor
with
A Baked Glaze

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
For The Cake
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
For The Glaze
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
5 tablespoons lemon juice
5 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
For The Berries
1 pint of fresh strawberries
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
5 tablespoons lemon juice
5 tablespoons orange juice
Directions
Sift together the flour, salt, soda, and baking powder then set aside.
In an electric mixer, mix the sugar, oil, eggs, buttermilk and lemon juice on low speed until completely blended.
 A little at a time add the flour mixture and when you have added it all, then mix on medium speed for 4 minutes.
Fold in the lemon zest.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured tube pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, until the cake test done from the center.

The Glaze
In a small mixing bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, salt and juice.  Whisk until completely smooth. Set aside.

Remove the cake from the oven on to a rack. Loosen the edges with a knife.
Pour the glaze over the hot cake.
Return the cake to the oven for 2 minutes.
Remove the cake to a cooling rack and let set until completely cool to the touch.
Turn the cake out of the pan and serve plain or with a Berry Glaze.

The Berry Glaze
Clean, hull and slice the strawberries.
In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and juice.
Add the strawberries and stir to cover the berries.
Cover and let set at room temperature until ready to serve.

Garnish the cake with the Berry Glaze before serving.
Enjoy!

A Very Rich Batter For This Cake

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Bake

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Baked and Ready To Glaze

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Serve Without Garnish or With

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Serve With Berry Glaze

Southern Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Berry Glaze at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Cake Is Delicious


The Berry Glaze Is Great Served With Ice Cream or As A Fruit Side Dish

Thanks so much for spending time in the kitchen with me today, it is always fun to cook with a friend. Hope you have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon.
Peace and Joy

9 comments:

  1. WOW !!!!
    such a fabulous cake Miz Helen!
    I love lemon flavor, but this is awesome. Definitely not "just" a lemon cake

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  2. This cake sounds fabulous, Miz Helen! I wish I could stop on over and have a slice in your country cottage!

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  3. Oooh, yum! I love citrus and berries together and of course I love cake!

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  4. Hi Miz Helen, lovely cake, hope you'll bring this on over to Food on Friday: Cakes over at my house (Carole's Chatter)!

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  5. Oh this looks so yummy! Lemon is a favorite of mine. Thank you for so faithfully joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You are a treasured blogging friend.

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  6. Helen, how do you do it? Everything you make looks wonderful!

    Happy weekend and happy Thoughts of Home. ;)

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  7. Oooh, so tempting. Nothing beats lemons in the summer.

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  8. Oh! I love lemon cake! I'm sure the berry glaze is delicious too! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

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  9. Miz Helen, that is my kind of cake! Rich, light and oh so delicious! Love your berry glaze as well. Shared on the Hearth and Soul Facebook Page. Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

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