• Lemon Surprise Cake

    filed under: Cakes on August 13, 2017

    Just six ingredients are all you need to bake the most flavorful and delicious Lemon Surprise Cake!Super easy, super delicious!

    Why did I call this a lemon “surprise” cake? Because it has lemon-lime soda as an ingredient! I was a bit shocked that one little can of soda can make such a wonderful difference in a cake, but it did. I can’t wait to try this with other flavors!

    Super easy, super delicious!

    Lemon Surprise Cake



        Lemon Cake

        • 1 1/2 c (339g or 3 sticks) butter, room temperature
        • 3 c (600g) sugar
        • 5 large eggs, room temperature
        • 3 c (384g) all-purpose flour
        • 2 tbsp. McCormick Lemon Extract
        • 3/4 c lemon-lime soda (like 7-up or Sprite)

        Lemon Icing

        • 3 c (330g) confectioners sugar
        • 4 tbsp. butter, room temperature
        • 1 tsp. McCormick Lemon Extract


        Lemon Cake

        1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour (or spray with non-stick spray) a bundt pan.
        2. Cream sugar and butter in the bowl of stand mixer on medium speed until fluffy and light.
        3. With the mixer on low, add eggs one at a time and mix well.
        4. Add in lemon extract and soda and then slowly add in flour and mix until fully incorporated.
        5. Bake at 350°F for one hour and fifteen minutes or until inserted toothpick is removed with very few crumbs.

        Lemon Icing

        1. Place butter in bowl and mix (with hand held mixer or stand mixer) until light. Add in confectioners sugar and extract. (If frosting to too think it can be thinned with a little milk.)

        Recipe from Incredible Recipes.Super easy, super delicious!

        Let me know if you try this super easy and delicious cake! Photography by Ashlee Marie.

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        Why is the video directions different than the printed? Differences in cooking times for cake, no reference to the lemon zest in the printed version, and the frosting video calls for melted butter creamed into the confectionary sugar, while printed version calls for room tempt. This last mishap results in having to use more milk to think it down.

        Hi Amanda. Could I put a layer of cake mixed in the bottom then small layer of lemon curd …and the rest of the cake mix . Would this work do you think ?

        can this be done in the microwave?

        Please repost your recipe for blueberry lemon cake. I saw the video but need exact measurements and I cAn’t find it 😇Thank You!

        What about the zest. How much? When is it added? “Always follow the recipe as written.” ??? No zest written in the recipe . . . ???

        the recipe shows lemon but how much please reply I really want to make this asap, can I use reg. 7up and not lemon lime soda

        do baking powder go in the lemon cake

        Hi What does the C stand for, example
        3/4c lemon lime soda
        and 3c flour.
        I have made various cakes in the past but never come across the c I am making my wife a lemon drizzle cake for the allotment open day
        Thank you in advance

        Do liquid go in the icing for the lemon surprise cake

        I just want to say that I tried the lemon surprise cake and it was delicious thank you for the recipe

        The taste is so yummy and so sweet. The cake is gone in 30 minutes.


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