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Berry-Filled Lemon Cake

This dessert starts with a convenient boxed cake mix. "The cake and glaze have a mild lemon flavor that's delightful paired with fresh berries," says Leanne Kistler of San Antonio, Texas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, egg substitute, yogurt and lemon zest; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Combine sugar and lemon juice; drizzle over cake. Fill center of cake with strawberries.
Editor's Note: Due to the egg substitute, this cake does not rise very high.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 189 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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  • alfoa
    Aug 16, 2014

    Prepared as written, other than using eggs (not opposed to egg substitute, just didn't have it on hand). Could not taste the lemon, just tasted like ordinary yellow cake. Easy to prepare, but I probably won't bother since I would have to try to figure out how much additional lemon to add and where. Poppy seeds aren't a bad idea either, that way people will know that its supposed to be lemon.

  • jesboc
    Jul 15, 2013

    great cake

  • BarbWriter
    May 16, 2013

    What a great recipe! Used lemon yogurt as others did and it was simply yummy. Family loved it.

  • dham
    May 16, 2013

    Loved this cake - it was a breeze to make and turned out delicious. I did substitute lemon yogurt for the plain to give it more lemon flavor. Will definitely make again.

  • Kerrytru
    May 16, 2013

    I made this on Mother's Day. The recipe is easy and delicious. It was literally gone in ten minutes. The glaze, strawberries, and lemony cake is a fabulous combo. My husband has already asked for another! I used lemon yogurt in lieu of plain. Will definitely make this again.

  • eyeball4
    May 14, 2013

    AuntieA1955-U proved STUPID!

  • AuntieA1955
    May 13, 2013

    to der many eggy weggy do yer needy weedy fer der 3/4c. o der eggy subby wubby...the same amounty as it takes you to skrew in a light bulb, every buddy knows dat...7,346! If you can't figure to cracka-lacklin der eggys in der measure cuppy and ask a silly willy question, den I guess der get a silly answer! So HA

  • bahaokie
    May 11, 2013

    This sounds wonderful. I always love citrus flavored cakes. I also like the use of egg substitute. To vermonttaxlady, egg substitute cartons tell you the egg equivalent.

  • MsPattyinLoveland
    May 10, 2013

    Made this for my mother-in-law and she LOVED it! I didn't use the box mix but my homemade to where it was organic and natural. Used 4 egg whites instead of the egg substitute as well. I have a pan that makes a "hollow" circle in the cake ring so I filled it with mixed berries (raspberry, strawberries and blueberries) along with fresh whipped cream. It was such a surprise when you cut into it. This is a keeper.

  • sdeb
    Apr 13, 2012

    3 eggs equal 3/4 cup of egg substitute