Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
Show: Sweet Dreams
Lemon Layer Sheet Cake
Total:
55 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
36 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
55 min
Active:
30 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.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Wolfgang's 16-layer Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck

Strawberry Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Death By Chocolate: Simply the Best Chocolate Brownie Layer

Recipe courtesy of The Trellis Bar and Grill

Blueberry Cobbler with Lemon Honey Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Chocolate and Vanilla Checkered Flag Cake

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Blueberry-Lemon Tart

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Vegetable Fritto Misto with Lemon Mayonnaise

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake 00:56

These colorful cupcakes are sure to make a splash at any summer gathering.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking