Lemon Cakelets - TheSweetNerd

Lemon Cakelets

By TheSweetNerd  

September 28, 2017

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins


Lemon Buttermilk Cakelets

½ cup butter, softened

1 ¼ cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons lemon zest

2 cups cake flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup plain yogurt

½ cup buttermilk


¼ cup lemon juice

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons corn syrup

Lemon Slices in Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

3 lemons, cut into slices


Lemon Buttermilk Cakelets

1Mixer: Combine butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Add in remaining ingredients and blend on low speed for one minute or until everything is blended.

2Divide batter evenly into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350F degrees. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Invert pan onto cooling rack until completely cool.


1Combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice. Add more or less lemon juice to adjust the consistency to your liking.

Lemon Slices in Syrup

1To make the lemon syrup, in a small saucepan, combine the lemon, sugar, and water over medium high-heat and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Continue to boil for 5 minutes, then reduce to a low heat for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until ready to use. Pour glaze over bread and garnish with sugared lemons slices.