• May 3, 2022

LEMON CHESS CAKE

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Lemon Chess Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Lemon Chess cake is an old fashioned recipe my family loves. If you love lemon this cake is for you. It has a wonderful flavor and the texture of the cake is great. This is a wonderful cake to take to any spring or summer gathering.   Makes a wonderful dessert cake and so good with a cup of coffee. You might also like to check out our recipe for blackberry crescent roll bars.

Lemon chess cake ingredients needed:

Butter

Brown sugar

White sugar

Egg yolks

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Salt

Vanilla extract

Lemon extract

Egg Whites

Nuts of your choice, Optional

Lemon Glaze Ingredients

Lemon juice

Powdered sugar

Milk

The batter to this cake will be very thick before you add the egg whites, just continue to work with the batter until you can pour it into the pan. I also let the cake cool before I add the glaze. The texture of this cake is similar to a pound cake and the lemon flavor really is a winner. I must admit I have never been a huge fan of lemon but this cake is wonderful. I grated lemon zest to go over the top and I think it looks so pretty.

Lemon Chess Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

 
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Print Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Lemon Chess Cake

This cake is delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Lemon Chess Cake
Servings: 10 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter or 1 cup melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup nuts of your choice Optional

Lemon Glaze

  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Melt the butter and combine with brown sugar, white sugar and egg yolks mixing well with mixer.  Add flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract and lemon extract and continue beating.  Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff and fold into batter with a spoon mixing well.  Fold in nuts.
  • Generously spray bundt pan and pour in batter. (You can make this cake in a 9 x 13 pan, too.)  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until center tests done.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle on lemon glaze recipe below.

Lemon Glaze Instructions

  • Beat with whisk or spoon until you get the right consistency to pour over cake. Can add more milk if needed.  (Can heat a few seconds in microwave. This makes it easier to pour. I use a small pitcher and drizzle over cake.)

Notes

The batter will be very thick before you add the egg whites. Just keep working them in, until you can pour it into the pan. 
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