Lemon Layer Cake

Lemon Layer Cake

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"An old fashioned lemon cake recipe. It is usually made up of 3 to 6 white cake layers with a cooked lemon filling between the layers and iced in Seven Minute Frosting."


1 h servings 319 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.3g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for three 8 inch round pans. Cool cakes completely, then split each in half to make 6 layers.
  2. For the Lemon Custard: In a large saucepan or double boiler combine sugar and cornstarch. Mix well, then stir in egg yolks, lemon zest and lemon juice. slowly whisk in the boiling water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place the bottom layer of cake on a serving plate. Spread with approximately 1/5 of the lemon custard. Repeat layers. Frost top and sides with Seven Minute Frosting (see footnote for link to recipe).


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  1. 24 Ratings


This is a really good cake. I made it for my parents in law, with Meyer lemons from their tree, and they loved it so much that they saved the leftover lemon filling to use in some future desser...

This recipe was a huge hit! The cake is moist and recieved rave reviews from everyone. It is time consuming, but well worth it. I used only two pans and cut each one in half to make four laye...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it is the greatest cake in the worlddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Refreshingly delicious !!! I absolutely love the lemon custard - nice and tart without being overbearing. The 7 minute frosting was equally delicious - soooo marshmallow-y !! The light, sweet ...

This tasted great but the cake did not stay together. It was quite the mess(sliding all over the place). I have never made custard before and the directions did not give much indication as to ...

This was very very lemony, but good. The recipe for the custard made quite a bit more than I used for the cake. The 7 minute frosting was a bust, so I will definitely look for a different reci...

Try making this cake with a yellow cake mix and use a canned lemon pie filling for the center. Top with seven minute frosting and sprinkle the top and sides with coconut. That is my favorite c...

I made this cake today. It came out wonderful. I love the lemon filling. I just had to rate this recipe five stars. It's great.

The filling is delicious! Very tart and sweet too. I personally like my stuff on the sour side so if you do not like tartness, then use smaller lemons or a little less of the juice. Makes alot...