Lemon Cake with Lemon Topping and Lemon Butter Frosting


°3 cups all-purpose flour
°3 teaspoons of baking powder
°1 teaspoon of salt
°1/3 cup butter
°1 1/4 cups white sugar
°4 eggs
° 1 TSp of vanilla extract
°1 c of milk
° 1 TSP grat lemon zest

* Methods :

preheat oven to 360 degrees F - 170 degrees C - grease and flour two 7 inch round pans mix flour, baking powder and salt set aside
in a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy about 6 minutes, beat the eggs one at a time, then stir the vanilla mixture into the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until that it is incorporated
  pour batter into prepared molds bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean let cool in molds on racks for 15 minutes then return to racks to cool completely
  to make the filling in a medium saucepan, combine 1 tbsp lemon zest 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1 tbsp cornstarch until mixture is smooth with 5 tbsp of butter and 3/4 cup sugar and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat boil for one minute stirring constantly in a small bowl with a wire whisk beat the egg yolks until smooth whisk in a small amount of the hot lemon mixture pour egg mixture into saucepan, beating hot lemon mixture reduce quickly over low heat, stirring constantly 5 minutes or until thick - do not boil pour mixture into medium bowl press plastic wrap on surface to prevent skin formation while it cools to room temperature refrigerateto make frosting - in large bowl, beat icing sugar 1/3 cup butter 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest until milk is smooth and increase speed and continue beating until light  to assemble - with a long serrated knife, divide each layer of cake in half horizontally forming 5 layers, place 1 layer, cut side up, on a serving platter, spread half of the lemon filling with another layer and spread with 1/3 cup of the frosting, add the third layer and spread with the remaining half of the lemon filling press onto the last layer of cake and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting, refrigerate the cake until 'when serving.  

Enjoy !