5 from 1 vote
Lemon Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Lemon Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is a layered cake made with fresh strawberries.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, large, stick, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 10
Calories: 783 kcal
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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (8-inch) round cake pans.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Add sugar and butter to another large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.

  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  5. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to the sugar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

  6. Stir in lemon zest and juice.

  7. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  8. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting:
  1. Puree the strawberries in a food processor. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add the confectioners sugar a little at a time and beat just until blended.

  3. Add the strawberry puree and vanilla and beat until the buttercream is light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Frost your cake and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 783 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Potassium 144mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 105g 35%
Sugars 84g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 7.2%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.