LEMON LIME LAYER CAKE

This LEMON LIME LAYER CAKE is just perfect for spring and summer. This gorgeous cake has layers of lemon cake frosted with a lime buttercream.



Ingredients
Lemon Cake
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans (2 sticks=1 cup)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour spooned and leveled, plus more for pans
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
Lime Buttercream
7-8 cups confectioners' sugar
2 limes juiced
6 tablespoons lime zest
1 cup butter softened to room temperature
8-10 tablespoons milk

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease and flour two 8-by-2-inch cake pans. Make sure to tap out the excess flour. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.
In a large bowl mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, or use your KitchenAid mixer like me, cream together butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed to low and add in eggs and yolks, one at a time. Mix in lemon juice. Alternate adding in flour mixture and buttermilk beginning and ending with flour. Mix until well combined

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