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Light Lemon Cake Recipe
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Light Lemon Cake Recipe

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"I revised a recipe that appeared in the newspaper to come up with this lemony cake topped with a light and creamy frosting," shares Edna Thomas of Warsaw, Indiana. "Not only is it fast to fix, but it serves a crowd."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup cold fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 package (1 ounce) instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 161 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, lemon pudding mix, water and egg whites. Beat on low spread for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the milk, extract and vanilla pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes more or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 servings.
Editor's Note: Sugar-free lemon pudding mix is not available.
Originally published as Light Lemon Cake in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 161 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

This cake is super yummy:) You would never know that its a light recipe! will definietly be making again!!

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

I am requested to make this very recipe every holiday. It makes a nice, light dessert after a heavy meal. Very luscious!

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

We love this recipe, it has a lot of flavor. I don't do the icing, but instead do a simple glaze with powdered sugar and lemon juice mixed together then drizzled over the cake; not as much fat that way. I also bake it in a bundt pan. It feels like a special occasion cake on a week night. :-)

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