Easy Lemon Sheet Cake




Total Time: 1 hr, 15 mins

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 55 mins

Yield: 16 servings

Dish Size: 4-Quart Baker


This is a really delicious, super moist cake with a lot of lemon flavor. Mom and I often take it to get-togethers, and because there's never any left, I wanted to be sure to include this favorite of ours. - Tara





  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 7 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup bottled lemon juice, well shaken
  • 1 cup lemon yogurt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt



  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1⅓ cup bottled lemon juice, well shaken




  1. Spray a 4-quart temp-tations® dish with non-stick cooking spray. Dust pan with flour, knocking out any excess.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, cream butter, sugar, and oil together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping down mixing bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  3. Add eggs and yolks one at a time, waiting until each addition is fully incorporated and scraping down mixing bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice and yogurt together and set aside. In a separate bowl, sift flour, cake flour, baking powder, and salt together. On low speed, add flour mixture to mixing bowl in three additions, alternating by adding lemon juice/yogurt mixture, and beginning and ending with flour mixture. Scrape down mixing bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Beat on medium speed for a few seconds more until batter is smooth.
  5. Transfer batter to prepared dish and bake in a preheated 325ºF oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. To make glaze: whisk powdered sugar and lemon juice together. Using a toothpick, poke holes in warm cake and coat with glaze. Let cake come to room temperature before slicing with a sharp paring knife and serving.


Tara’s Tidbits®

The frosting on this one is my favorite part! It's also a great recipe to make with kids. They'll have fun decorating it with their favorite toppings, such as colored sprinkles, coconut, white chocolate chips, and more.