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Lemon Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is a layered cake made with fresh strawberries.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 783kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


For the Lemon Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest , from grated lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

For the Frosting:

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter , softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries , washed and stemmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (8-inch) round cake pans.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add sugar and butter to another large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to the sugar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Stir in lemon zest and juice.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • Puree the strawberries in a food processor. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add the confectioners sugar a little at a time and beat just until blended.
  • Add the strawberry puree and vanilla and beat until the buttercream is light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Frost your cake and enjoy!


Calories: 783kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 144mg | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.5mg