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Lemon Tea Cake Recipe

Lemon Tea Cake Recipe


  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

  • Makes
    8-1/2 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • GLAZE:
  • 5-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
Nutrition Facts

ESTIMATED_1 each: 93 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.



  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the lemon juice, extracts, and lemon zest. Add flour; beat just until moistened.
  • Fill greased miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Dip tops of cakes into glaze; place on waxed paper to dry.

Walnut Sourcream Cheese/Tea Cake


Now for this cake, I used the same recipe except I added 6 more spoons of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I then added more lemon zest to the top of the recipe and walnut halves. The cake was moist and delicious. These extras are totally optional. You can try them or play around with the ingredients to suit your taste. Just don't eat too much cake at one time!


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  • Perfect! Thank you for the tip about blending the eggs!

    Sarah Jane
  • Perfect! Thank you for the tip about blending the eggs!

    Sarah Jane
  • I have been waiting for you to post this lemon tea cake 🎂 recipe!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

  • This came out delicious, thank you! 😋


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