I am looking for a nice scratch lemon cake recipe to use for a big event in June (4 layer hex cake for 200 +) but also just to have. I have made many cakes, and love to spend the day with multiple recipes to compare (and my scale can prove it). I have a favorite just about everything, but lemon has proven to be a challenge. I have found several very tasty recipes and my favorite so far is Toba Garrett's lemon coconut without the coconut. The problem is, my lemon cakes come out of the oven full of holes. I do not have this problem with any other type of cake. All my ingredients are absolutely positively at room temp. I don't believe I overmix or undermix, I use heat cores, bake even strips, 325 degree convection oven that is accurate. I drop the pans on the table to work out the air bubbles. Looks great on the outside, but torte the cake and full of holes. Any ideas? is it the acid in the lemon juice? Is this the norm? I don't usually ask for recipes because I enjoy the trial and error process, but if anyone has a lemon recipe they really like and are kind enough to share, It would be lovely. Thanks!
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