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Lemon Cake Recipe With A Delicious Twist

Besides sharing a delicious Lemon Cake Recipe, I am also asking you to enter an amazing Giveaway! But first let’s take a minute and talk about this moist, lemon flavored cake, with caramelized apples and almonds covering its bottom, upgrading this lemon cake recipe to a whole new level of awesomeness.

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Another recipe that goes well with this season. It is refreshing and can be served as a dessert after BBQ. There is no frosting or Icing on this lemon cake. Hence, it is perfect and keeps for a long time. Coffee is its best companion, but you can enjoy it with tea.

How to make a lemon cake

To make this lemon cake, you must use buttermilk. Buttermilk with baking soda and the acidity from the lemon juice, make this cake super moist, and it stays moist for a long time even if refrigerated. In case you don’t have buttermilk on hand, then add two tablespoons of white vinegar to a half cup of milk, mix and leave it aside for five minutes.

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The apple I used to layer the bottom of the cake was green, it holds its shape better, and the tangy flavor goes well with the cake. You can use the apples you have at home, but make sure that you slice the apple a minute before pouring the batter over it to prevent the apple slices from turning dark and soft. To slice the apple in advance and prevent it from turning brown, submerge the apple slices with cold water and add two tablespoons of lemon juice to it.

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Using a springform pan and parchment paper make removing the lemon cake from the pan a breeze. Springform pans are great when baking cheesecake too. The lemon cake will come out nicely and in one piece if parchment paper is used instead of greasing and dusting the pan with flour.

I’m not going to talk more about this yummy lemon flavored, moist lemon cake anymore but instead, invite you to enter the giveaway that I was planning to host since few months. More details on the giveaway and how to enter under the recipe.

Side shot of whole lemon cake.

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I would like to thank my readers who encouraged me, supported me, and are loyal to my blog. I’m so glad that you’ve been enjoying my recipes and sharing them with your loved ones!

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Today I am giving away TWO $25 Amazon gift cards to two winners. Entering this giveaway is easy.

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You must be at least 18 at the time of participating in this giveaway.

Giveaway ends on August 2nd, 2018  @ 12:00 am EST.

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  4. Hi Muna❤️
    Can u Pls Provode eggless options ,
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      Hi Neelam, I am yet to convert this beauty into an egg free version. If you subscribe to my blog you’ll get the recipe as soon as I publish it!

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  45. I shared on Facebook with comment “Yummy” and pinned it on Pinterest under my “Foods” board. It’s been awhile since I’ve made a scratch cake but using lemon juice and buttermilk always results in a more delicious cake than just plain milk does. The apples and almonds are a nice “upside-down” cake taste treat and one to look forward to. We always loved pineapple upside-down cake so this is a very promising reciipe.

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