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Lemon Custard Cake

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 servings


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


  • Tear angel food cake into bite-sized 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 184 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • gailw15
    Dec 29, 2018

    I used Strawberry pie filling, and this was super easy and tasty. My kind of recipe!

  • thewackyone
    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

  • midietz
    Mar 2, 2013

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  • denjen01
    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
    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
    Jul 24, 2010

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

  • mantheitribe
    Apr 25, 2010

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

  • coyotencactus
    Dec 28, 2007

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  • Clarabell
    Dec 23, 2006

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  • rmancuso
    Sep 9, 2006

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