Recipe: Lemon Cake for National Lemon Day

Lemon-Cake-Cream-Cheese-FrostingToday is National Lemon and Orange Day.  To celebrate I am sharing a semi-homemade Lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. Enjoy!!




  • 1 box Yellow cake mix, plus the eggs, water and oil that is listed on cake mix
  • 1 lemon

For the frosting

  • 2 ½ cups confectioner sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, cold from fridge
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed.  Then, add zest and juice of one lemon.  It gives a slight lemon flavor, add more or less to your liking.
  2. Bake cake as directed on box.
  3. Cool cake, then prepare frosting.
  4. Whip cold cream cheese with softened butter.  Add vanilla, then confectioner sugar about ½ cup at a time.  I used 2 ½ cups, use 2 cups to start and add more to get the consistency you like.
  5. Frost cake.  I store my cake in the fridge due to the frosting being cream cheese.


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