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Lemon-Cream Dessert Cake

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Lemon-Cream Dessert Cake

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 45 mins
  • Cool 2 hrs

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (2-layer size) regular lemon cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 recipe Creamy Lemon Frosting (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, cooking oil, and egg whites with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat the mixture for 2 minutes on high speed. Stir in the lemon peel. Reserve 2 cups of the batter.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed for 2 minutes. Add reserved batter and lemon juice; beat until mixture is combined.
  3. Layer batters alternately in prepared pan, beginning and ending with yolkless batter. Swirl lightly to marble. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  4. To assemble cake, cut cake horizontally into three layers. Spread Creamy Lemon Frosting between layers. Frost entire cake with remaining frosting. Makes 12 servings.

Creamy Lemon Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 8 - ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 8 - ounce container frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • 1 package (4-serving -size) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped dessert topping. In a small bowl, beat pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes with an electric mixer on low speed; stir in lemon peel. Fold the pudding into the cream cheese mixture.

Nutrition Facts

(Lemon-Cream Dessert Cake)

Servings Per Recipe 12, Potassium (mg) 96, vit. A (IU) 340, chol. (mg) 73, vit. C (mg) 4, calcium (mg) 131, Fat, total (g) 20, iron (mg) 1, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, sat. fat (g) 10, sugar (g) 38, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 461, Folate (µg) 36, cal. (kcal) 434, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 58, pro. (g) 5, Riboflavin (mg) 0

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