Easy Lemon Cake

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 6-8
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Ingredients

1 box cake mix, vanilla or lemon
1 c sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 c water
1/2 c oil
1 box instant pudding mix, vanilla or lemon
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp lemon rind, grated
1 jar(s) lemon curd or about cup of canned lemon pie filling
1 pt heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp confectioners' sugar

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Suzi Norris Recipe
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Tolar, TX (pop. 681)
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Suzi's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

1
Mix cake mix and pudding together, add oil, water, eggs and sour cream. Add in 1Tbs of lemon juice and 1Tbs of lemon rind.
2
Pour 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.
3
Cool 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.
4
Filling: 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.
5
Frosting: 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.
6
Frost cake and let set for at least two hours before serving.

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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Jun 6, 2012
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user Teresa P glitterteaz - Jun 6, 2012
This is the BEST recipe I have ever tasted for lemons!!! NOM NOM NOM DROOL!!!!!
user Teresa P glitterteaz - Jun 6, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Peg L. PegL - Jun 12, 2012
Tried this lemon cake this weekend, My husband and I both loved it, it was so refreshing. I think I could get by using just one pint of whipping cream tho, had lots left over so used it on the side with extra berries. Thank you so this yummy recipie.

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