Lemon Custard Cake Recipe
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Lemon Custard Cake Recipe

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This custard cake recipe comes from my grandma and is nice to whip up when unexpected company stops in. It's a cool, creamy dessert that tastes like you fussed. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or strawberry pie filling

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 143 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Tear angel food cake into bite-size pieces. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. pan. In a bowl, combine the pudding mix, milk and sour cream. Beat until thickened, about 2 minutes. Spread over cake. Spoon pie filling on top. Chill until serving time. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Custard Cake in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p13

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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thewackyone User ID: 7807602 5948
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"definitely eye catching in parfait glasses with whipped cream on top and colorful my picky father who complains about everything couldn't stop eating it. might try blueberry pie filling next time"

denjen01 User ID: 7134648 7606
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"If I make make this anyone can!! No cooking involved. The only thing I changed was I used fresh fruit instead of pie filling."

allisonk User ID: 2889959 7949
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"I made this for the first time years ago, when it first came out in Taste of Home. It is MARVELOUS!!! I made it with blueberry & cherry filling to make a flag design for the 4 th of July. Beautiful & delicious!!!! :-)"

nanababy1 User ID: 2068746 5205
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"Made my own strawberry filling and topped it with whipped cream..yummy..............."

mantheitribe User ID: 4202428 6753
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"easy, and I use either strawberry or raspberry pie filling. My family requests it often, but especially at Christmas time!"

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