This is an easy recipe, but it's oh so good and a big crowd pleaser. I usually make two recipes using 10 inch pans when I make it for company or events.
cake mix, vanilla or lemon
instant pudding mix, vanilla or lemon
lemon rind, grated
lemon curd or about cup of canned lemon pie filling
heavy whipping cream
1Mix cake mix and pudding together, add oil, water, eggs and sour cream. Add in 1Tbs of lemon juice and 1Tbs of lemon rind.
2Pour into greased and floured pans. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes depending on cake size. If you use ten inch pans for a whole recipe like I do, bake at 325 for 50-55 minutes. Check for with toothpick or wood skewer to test for doneness.
3Cool cake completely. I usually wrap the cakes up in a tea towel or several layers of paper towels and let them cool in the fridge as this helps to keep the cake moist.
4Filling: Into a small bowl mix all but 1 Tbs of the lemon curd (reserve for frosting) Add in 1 Tbs of lemon juice. Spread filling over bottom layer of cake, place second layer on top.
5Frosting: Whip both pints of whipping cream until peaks begin to form, gently fold in confectioner's sugar, 1Tbs lemon curd and 1Tbs lemon rind. Blend well being careful not over blend--the frosting should be light and fluffy.
6Frost cake and let set for at least two hours before serving.