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Lemon Basil Cake Recipe


Lemon is a go-to when you want sunny, bright flavor in baked treats. Basil, an unexpected but welcome flavor in cakes, cookies and cupcakes that mirrors the brightness of lemon. In combination, these flavor infusions create a Lemon Basil Cake that is certainly the freshest flavor combination of the season.
Makes: Makes about 10 servings.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare Easy Layers Pan Set with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add Fresh Basil Flavor; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating until just combined. Divide evenly into pans.

Step 4

Bake 18-21 minutes, rotating pans half way between baking, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Loosen edges of cake and remove from pans; cool completely on grid.

Step 5

For filling, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add confectioners? sugar and Sweet Meyer Lemon Flavor, beating until smooth and well combined.

Step 6

To assemble, cut crowns off of each cake layer. Place first layer on cake board or serving plate. Spread a layer of icing to edges of cake. Repeat, alternating layers of cake and icing.

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all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened

granulated sugar

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

eggs

3 eggs

milk

1 cup milk

cream cheese, softened

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

confectioners' sugar

1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

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