Layer Cake w/Lemon Filling and Mascarpone Frosting

Angela (Grammy) Derby


I had last minute company coming, so I looked in my pantry and fridge...found some ingredients and got a little creative. Well, it was a hit! You can make a homemade cake and filling if you have the time. But, this was perfect for everyone!


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20 Min
35 Min


  • 1 box
    classic white cake mix-bake according to package directions.
  • 1 can(s)
    comstock lemon pie filling

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 8 oz
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2-2 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pinch
    kosher salt
  • ·
    heavy cream, enough to make smooth, spreading consistencey
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Layer Cake w/Lemon Filling and Mascarpone Frosting


  1. Make cake as directed and let cool before assembling.
  2. Frosting:
    In the large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, cream cheese, salt and powdered sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. You may want to add small amounts of heavy cream here. Beat in the mascarpone on very low speed until just combined. (Be careful; once you've added the mascarpone, excessive beating can make the frosting curdle.) Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Tip: If you'd like a little more lemon flavor, add 1 tsp. lemon juice instead of the vanilla to the frosting.

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About Layer Cake w/Lemon Filling and Mascarpone Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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