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Lemon Vanilla Butter Cake

Lemon Vanilla Butter Cake

Lemon Vanilla Butter Cake is bursting with lemony flavor. The perfect simple cake for any occasion. 
Servings 12


  • 1.5 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2.5 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup club soda (not seltzer)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 10" bundt pan really well and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer (you can also use a hand mixer), beat together the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the flour in thirds, alternating with the club soda, beating after each addition until smooth. Add the vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 65-75 minutes until golden brown or a cake tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan for 10-20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.