Recipe by CindyAnn
"I enjoyed a lemon cream cake at a popular Italian restaurant so much that I wanted to recreate it at home. It is a white cake topped with vanilla crumbs and filled with rich lemon cream. After a few attempts, this is the version that I like best. It uses a white cake mix to cut preparation time. Store cake in the refrigerator."
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1 (16.25 ounce) package
white cake mix
3 1/2 tablespoons
cream cheese, softened
confectioners' sugar, divided, plus more for dusting
grated lemon zest
heavy whipping cream
I should preface this by saying that I've never had the restaurant version the submitter talks about. I wanted to like this more than I did, but most of my feelings about it have to do with wanting more lemon flavor (perhaps it isn't supposed to). Also, it was hard to cut to look good. It could be that the day I made this we had high humidity and even a few raindrops---unusual for a warm July day in SoCal. One mistake I made was to use parchment on the bottom of my springform pan---totally unnecessary and burdensome. I would maybe use half milk and half lemon juice in the cake itself, or at least use lemon flavoring in the cake topping. Another thought would be to spritz the top of the bottom layer of cake with a simple syrup made with lemon juice and sugar. I would use a little more lemon zest in the cream layer. I will try this again on another day! Thanks, CindyAnn!
This was great! Easy to make, light, tasty, and flavorful. I made the recipe as directed. I can't wait to make it for a family event.
I love this, it's like my Italian gramma used to make, but easier because of the cake mix, I used 3tlbs lemon juice and one tlb lemon zest as her cake called for in the cake and it was perfect, I followed the filling as it was. Thanks for making this wonderful family favorite so easy.
Loved it! Made it for my moms birthday, and everyone loved it. I made it as directed.
LOVE THIS RECIPE! I have now made it twice in the last few weeks. It's the perfect spring/summer cake. I have done what others have suggested and added a few tablespoons of lemon juice and a teaspoon or so of lemon zest to the cake. So many compliments and it looks lovely!
I made this for Easter and my family loved it. I added 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of zest to the cake batter. So good and perfect for spring.
I loved this recipe, though I did make one change. I added the juice and zest of a whole lemon to the cake batter. It turned out like a giant lemon bar. It was amazing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Italian Lemon Cream Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 263
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