Monday, August 26, 2013

Lecherous Lemon Cake

When slave ran across a similar recipe for lemon cake it reminded me of a “lemon-jelly cake” that my Great-Grandmother used to fix to cool off a couple of little boys playing in the heat of her apartment.

  • 1 package (2-layer size) regular lemon cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 Cup No sugar added applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 recipe Creamy Lemon Frosting (see recipe below)
Lemon curd / can of lemon pie filling
A good recipe for lemon curd is worth its weight in gold, but frankly the caned stuff you can buy now is close enough for the most discerning tastes. More to the point it is cheaper! Better chance of baking cake!

Creamy Lemon Frosting
  • 2 containers of Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 package (4-serving -size) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon zest
  • Skim milk to adjust texture
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, applesauce, and eggs with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat the mixture for 2 minutes on high speed. Stir in half of the lemon zest.

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Cut the cooled cake horizontally. Open can of Lemon Pie filling / lemon
curd and spread between layers. Replace the top.

Creamy Lemon Frosting:
In a large bowl, Beat the 2 packages of whipped topping with the pudding mix, some of the lemon zest, and ½ teaspoon lemon extract.
Adjust the thickness of frosting with skim milk a teaspoon at a time.
Frost top and sides of cake, don't worry about the “hole” in the center.
A truly cooling desert, not quite from scratch but full of home cooked taste! There are times when recipes like this are so handy that they have a better chance of being made and thus enjoyed. Baking from scratch can be expensive and easy to put off.

Master is still away on business, yet slave hopes He sees this and is reminded how much slave enjoys serving Him!


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil,
comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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