Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe

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Ryan Published: March 30, 2021 Modified: July 29, 2021
Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe

How To Make Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake

This soft and moist velvet sheet cake strikes the perfect balance of tangy lemon and sweet sugar glaze that will surely leave you wanting more.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • cooking spray
  • cupscake flour,sifted
  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • 2cupswhite sugar
  • ¼cuplemon zest,packed
  • ¾cupolive oil
  • 1tsplemon extract
  • ½tsppure vanilla extract
  • 2large eggs
  • 2large egg yolks
  • ¼cuplemon juice
  • 1cupcrème fraiche

For the Glaze:

  • cupsconfectioners’ sugar,sifted
  • 5tbsplemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk cake flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl and set aside.

  3. Combine white sugar and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl. Use your fingers to rub the zest into the sugar until fully incorporated. Whisk in olive oil, lemon extract, and vanilla extract.

  4. Add eggs and egg yolks, 1 at a time, whisking vigorously between each addition. Add lemon juice and whisk again; add creme fraiche, whisking a final time to incorporate.

  5. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture all at once and use a rubber spatula to very gently fold the dry into the wet. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean with a crumb or two, rotating at the halfway point for 30 to 33 minutes.

  7. Set on a cooling rack and let the cake cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Invert the cake, right-side up, onto the rack, and set over a rimmed baking sheet.

  8. While cake cools, make the glaze. Place confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl. Whisk vigorously until smooth.

  9. Gently pour over the cake, using an offset spatula to spread the glaze if it pools, and let the cake cool to room temperature.


  • Calories: 406.57kcal
  • Fat: 15.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.52g
  • Fiber: 0.73g
  • Sugar: 44.10g
  • Protein: 3.74g
  • Cholesterol: 53.59mg
  • Sodium: 192.94mg
  • Calcium: 70.76mg
  • Potassium: 69.54mg
  • Iron: 1.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 42.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.53mg
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