Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
Show: Sweet Dreams
Save Recipe Print
Lemon Layer Sheet Cake
Total:
55 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
36 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
55 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
36 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

For the cake:
For the frosting:

Directions

In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer), whip the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 13-by-18-inch baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), cream the butter until smooth. With the mixer running, slowly add the sugar and mix. Add the vanilla, almond extract, and lemon zest and mix well. Sift the flour 3 times with the baking powder (this is to lighten the cakes). Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix. Add half of the milk to the butter mixture and mix. Add another third of the flour mixture and mix. Add the remaining milk and mix. Add the remaining flour and mix until smooth. Fold in the egg whites. Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheets, filling them about 1/2 full. Bake until firm to the touch 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan.

To make the frosting, place egg whites and sugar in a mixing bowl and warm over hot water to dissolve the sugar (this is a Swiss meringue). Remove from the heat and whip with the whip attachment until cool and stiff. Add the butter, a little at a time, then add flavorings.

Sandwich the 2 layers of cake together with 1/2 of the butter cream between them. Frost the top with the remaining half and use an icing comb to make wavy lines all over the surface. Chill for 2 hours. Then trim the edges and cut into bars.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Stuffed Lemon Sole

Strawberry Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Lemon Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Lemon Almond Tart

Recipe courtesy of Calhoun Cooking School

Biscuit Waffles with Lemon Cream, Lemon Syrup and Blueberries

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Greek Potatoes with Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Pineapple Pound Cake

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Apple Cake "Tatin"

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.