As per all cakes that utilizes the creaming method, my biggest advice will be for all items to be at room temperature. This is to allow proper mixing and integration of the individual ingredients!
Also, I would strongly recommend not to skip the lemon glaze. It is really easy to makes a wonderful touch to the flavour of the cake. Should you main concern be the sugar (like I do too!), make a smaller batch of the glaze. You will definitely not regret it!
Without further ado, the recipe!