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Layered Lemon Cream Cake

My mom requested either a lemon or cannoli cake for her birthday. I’m itching for spring, so I chose the brightness of lemon.

The bottom cake layer is dense and moist, a perfect contrast to the silky richness of the cream layer—all topped with a thin layer of bright, tart lemon curd. Each bite is something to savor and pairs beautifully with a strong cup of tea.

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Layered Lemon Cream Cake

Lemon Cream Layer (from Twigg Studios

1 cup mascapone cheese
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup  confectioner’s sugar
3 oz. white chocolate
1/2 tsp lemon flavoring

  • Line bottom of springform with parchment.
  • Melt chocolate in double boiler.
  • Whip cream & sugar to stiff peaks.
  • Mix in mascapone, vanilla, & melted chocolate.
  • Pour in prepared pan & freeze 2hrs / overnight.
  • Loosen from the sides of the pan with a paring knife before releasing.

Lemon Faux-pound Cake

1 box of white cake mix
3 egg whites (per box recipe)
1/4 cup oil (per box recipe)
1.5 cups water approximately (per box recipe)
2 lemons, zested and juiced
baking pan 1/2 filled with water

  • Place baking pan on bottom rack while preheating oven according to box recipe.
  • Prepare cake according to the box recipe EXCEPT replace part of the water with lemon juice. Mix in zest.
  • Bake according to the box, leaving the pan of water in the oven. NOTE: Do not over-bake. The cake will be very moist on top BUT the toothpick test will still be accurate.
  • Allow cake to cool before assembling.

Assembly

Set your lemon cake as the first layer. Be sure to have a flat top.

Set the frozen cream layer on top and trim to fit if necessary. NOTE: This will thaw very quickly allowing you to mold it into place.

Decorate as you please! I found “bunny poles” (twisted marshmallow ropes) and used them on top before I spread on the lemon curd. And I was able to use the trimmings from my cream layer to pipe a little rope around my center seam.

Serve chilled. (Does not need to be served frozen.)

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Follow My Kitchen board on Pinterest to see what might be cookin’ next! ~Miranda

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2 comments on “Layered Lemon Cream Cake

  1. tinylittlesoprano
    March 16, 2014

    Just nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. xx
    http://thesewprano.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/oh-wow-oh-yay/

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