This was my nana's fave cake recipe


Ingredients for the Cake:

1 and ¾ cups premium cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, at room's embrace
1 cup fine sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 pristine egg whites, room temperature
⅓ cup zesty lemon juice, freshly squeezed
½ cup buttermilk, chilled
2 tablespoons lemon zest, freshly grated
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Luscious Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon vibrant lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon lemon zest, freshly grated
How to Craft this Sunlit Delight:

Start by preheating your oven to 350° F. Lovingly prepare two 9-inch cake pans by greasing and flouring.
Whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, setting the stage for magic.
In a grand mixing bowl, bring butter and sugar together till they waltz into a light and airy embrace.
Introduce the eggs and egg whites, one dancer at a time, ensuring each is flawlessly incorporated.
With grace, fold in the lemon juice, buttermilk, lemon zest, and vanilla.
Slowly, but with confidence, whisk the dry ingredients into the wet. Stir till a silky batter emerges.
Gently pour the golden concoction into your pans and bake for 20-25 minutes. When a toothpick comes out clean, it's time.
Let these sunlit creations rest for a moment—10 minutes in their pans, before transferring to a cooling rack.
For the Frosting:
With fervor, whip together the cream cheese and butter till smooth.
Drizzle in the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest, and whisk till you achieve a velvety, luscious consistency.
Once cooled, cloak the cake with this creamy dream.
A bite of this Lemon Velvet Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is like a walk down memory lane—a celebration of family, of love, of summer, and of joy. Each slice promises a burst of sunshine, and a sweet, tangy symphony that dances on the palate. So, gather your loved ones, share this delightful cake, and cherish the moments of joy it brings.