Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Poppy Seed Buttercream
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups, or 409 grams, cake flour (you can use regular flour)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 3/4 cup, or 368 grams, granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon, peeled with a vegetable peeler (no white pith)
  • 1 cup, or 226 grams, unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp lemon paste (optional!)
  • 1 cup or 240 grams buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup or 81 grams fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup or 226 grams, unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 cups, or 600 grams, confectioner's sugar
  • 6-8 Tbsp or 90-120 grams fresh lemon juice, plus more if needed
  • 1/4 cup or 37 grams poppy seeds
  • optional: one small drop yellow gel food coloring
  • very thin slices of lemon
  • mint leaves

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