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Lemon Cream Cake

Drizzling limoncello liqueur over the layers before frosting adds a puckery punch to this refreshing confection. —Amy Frederick, Island City, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1/4 cup limoncello, optional
  • Fresh raspberries and lemon zest strips


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs, oil and extract; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cheese, cream and lemon curd until smooth. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Drizzle with half the limoncello if desired; spread with half the cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Garnish with raspberries and lemon zest. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 446 calories, 27g fat (12g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • hatwheels
    Jul 5, 2017

    Can you bake in 9 13 pan t Hank you

  • missmarley
    Mar 30, 2013

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  • chrissteve
    Mar 30, 2013

    I have also made this cake three times and my family is starting to ask for it because it is so good! Love the limoncello bite!! I gave my husband the choice of French silk pie or this cake for Easter and he chose the cake!

  • CaribeTraveller
    Mar 7, 2013

    I am making this cake today for the third time. It is so simple and delicious. Something about a cake with frosting between the layers and on top without sides done just looks fancier. I sometimes use blackberries instead of raspberries, but this cake is called Mom's Dream Cake at our house. Definitely a keeper!

  • gocobo
    Mar 14, 2012

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