Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Well Plated
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Place the granulated sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of a standing mixer or a large mixing bowl and rub them together with your fingers until the sugar is moist and fragrant. Add the butter and beat on medium speed for 3 full minutes, until very light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon extract.
In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate, medium bowl or a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg whites.
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour two 8x2-inch cake pans, line with parchment paper, then butter the parchment.