Lemon Ginger Cake W/ Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Lemon Ginger Cake W/ Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting
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  1. For Cake: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter two 9-inch diameter cake pans with 2-inch-high sides.
  3. Line bottom of pans with waxed paper; butter paper.
  4. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended.
  5. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Mix in lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla (mixture may look curdled).
  7. Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt into medium bowl; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk in 3 additions each, beginning with dry ingredients.
  8. Divide batter equally between prepared pans.
  9. Bake until golden brown and tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  10. Transfer pans to racks.
  11. Cool 10 minutes.
  12. Using small sharp knife, cut around sides of pan to loosen cakes.
  13. Turn out cakes onto racks and cool completely.
  14. Peel off waxed paper.
  15. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap tightly in plastic and store at room temperature.) For Frosting: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter lemon juice, 2 teaspoons lemon peel and vanilla in large bowl until smooth.
  16. Add powdered sugar and beat until frosting is smooth.
  17. Place 1 cake layer on platter.
  18. Spread 1 cup frosting over top.
  19. Place remaining cake layer atop.
  20. Using icing spatula, spread remaining frosting over sides and top of cake in decorative swirls.
  21. Sprinkle top of cake with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel.
  22. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover with cake dome and refrigerate. Let cake stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 663.05 Kcal (2776 kJ)
Calories from fat 321.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.71g 55%
Cholesterol 61.71mg 21%
Sodium 643.71mg 27%
Potassium 1168.82mg 25%
Total Carbs 79.97g 27%
Sugars 47.16g 189%
Dietary Fiber 0.28g 1%
Protein 7.48g 15%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 69.4mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 427.16 Kcal (1788 kJ)
Calories from fat 207.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.01g 55%
Cholesterol 39.76mg 21%
Sodium 414.71mg 27%
Potassium 753mg 25%
Total Carbs 51.52g 27%
Sugars 30.38g 189%
Dietary Fiber 0.18g 1%
Protein 4.82g 15%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 6%
Calcium 44.7mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.2
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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