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Star Spangled Lemon Cake

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 9
  • Course: Dessert

Bake this amazing and festive Star Spangled Lemon Cake for your upcoming 4th of July party. Ice it with a delicious homemade buttercream to add just the right about of richness.

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For the Cake

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • fresh blackberries
  • fresh sliced strawberries
  • fresh blueberries

For the Buttercream:

  • 1 pound of unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups of sifted powdered sugar


Step 1

PREHEAT the oven to 300°.

Step 2

CREAM together the butter and sugar with the paddle attachment until it is white and fluffy.

Step 3

BEAT in 1 egg at a time.

Step 4

SCRAPE the bowl after the eggs have been beaten in and add in the lemon zest.

Step 5

MIX together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

Step 6

WHISK together the milk and lemon juice.

Step 7

BEAT in ½ of the dry ingredients until combined and scrape the bowl once it is mixed in.

Step 8

BEAT in the milk and lemon juice until combined and stop and scrape the bowl again.

Step 9

FINISH beating in the remaining dry ingredients until combined and pour the batter into a Reynolds® Bakeware 8x8 pan and bake for 45 minutes on 300°.

Step 10

PLACE the cake on a cooling rack until completely cool before icing the cake with the butter cream.

Step 11

PLACE the fresh berries on the butter cream in the shape of a star.

For the Buttercream

Mix together the butter and powdered sugar until combined.

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