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Lemon Streusel Cake

Whenever friends compliment me on my zesty cake, I say, "Thanks Mom!" Her recipe for Lemon Streusel Cake was among dozens I took with me when I turned 21 and left home. When I was growing up, we had five kinds of fruit trees plus a big garden in our yard. Many times during the summer, I'd be so full from snacking on the "crops" that I'd have trouble finishing supper! Today, I'm a nurse in a large hospital—but my husband and I look forward someday to living in the country.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Cut butter into cake mix until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup mixture for topping; stir in nuts and set aside. To remaining mixture, add milk and eggs; beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-in. baking dish; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and zest until blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the batter and spread to edges of pan.
  • Sprinkle with reserved cake mixture. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Store in refrigerator.

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  • Lisa
    Nov 24, 2018

    My family loved the recipe We had it for brunch the day after Thanksgiving.

  • jbranch
    May 1, 2007

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