Lemon Ginger Cake with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Lemon Ginger Cake with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting
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  1. For Cake: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 °F. Butter two 9-inch diameter cake pans with 2-inch-high sides. Line bottom of pans with waxed paper; butter paper. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla (mixture may look curdled). 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.
  2. Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake until golden brown and tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Transfer pans to racks. Cool 10 minutes. Using small sharp knife, cut around sides of pan to loosen cakes. Turn out cakes onto racks and cool completely. Peel off waxed paper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap tightly in plastic and store at room temperature.)
  3. For Frosting: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter lemon juice, 2 teaspoons lemon peel and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until frosting is smooth.
  4. Place 1 cake layer on platter. Spread 1 cup frosting over top. Place remaining cake layer atop. Using icing spatula, spread remaining frosting over sides and top of cake in decorative swirls. Sprinkle top of cake with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel. (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 1649.35 Kcal (6905 kJ)
Calories from fat 735.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81.77g 126%
Cholesterol 128.82mg 43%
Sodium 1714.76mg 71%
Potassium 3112.82mg 66%
Total Carbs 213.39g 71%
Sugars 125.75g 503%
Dietary Fiber 0.89g 4%
Protein 19.78g 40%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Calcium 183.8mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 415.76 Kcal (1741 kJ)
Calories from fat 185.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.61g 126%
Cholesterol 32.47mg 43%
Sodium 432.25mg 71%
Potassium 784.66mg 66%
Total Carbs 53.79g 71%
Sugars 31.7g 503%
Dietary Fiber 0.22g 4%
Protein 4.99g 40%
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Iron 0.7mg 16%
Calcium 46.3mg 18%

* 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

  • 39.6
  • 46

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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