If you like lemon meringue pie, you will love this recipe.

Lisa
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 8-inch cake pans.

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  • Mix the cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil as directed on the package, and pour batter into prepared cake pans.

  • Bake the layers in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pan at least 20 minutes or until completely cool.

  • When the cake is completely cool, run a paring knife between the cake and the edge of the pan. Hold the cake pan on its side and gently tap the sides of the pan against the counter to loosen it. Cover the cake pan with a plate or cooling rack, and invert it to tip the cake out of the pan and onto the plate.

  • To fill and decorate, lay a cake layer onto an oven-safe plate, and spread half the lemon filling over the bottom layer. Place a second layer gently on the lemon filling, and spread the rest of the filling on the top of the second layer. Top with third layer.

  • Beat the egg whites in a bowl until they form stiff peaks, then gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture forms a fluffy, shiny meringue. Spread the meringue all over the cake like a frosting, spreading it into decorative peaks and swirls. Place the decorated cake back into the hot oven, and bake until the peaks and swirls of meringue are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Refrigerate 4 hours to overnight, then serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

551.8 calories; 8.8 g protein; 88.9 g carbohydrates; 146.3 mg cholesterol; 456.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
I love this cake but I made mine a little different. I made regular cake mix and made the filling from scratch. But all in all this is one of my family's favorite. P.S. I hope you don't mind me adding a picture of my cake. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/30/2011
I am surprised that nobody has mentioned any problems with layering the cake yet. I followed the instructions exactly and my pie filling kept coming out of the sides. Additionally the layers were sliding around. So what I did was stake the layers with some chop sticks and stuck it in the fridge for a while so the pie filling could harden up. After a while the pie filling stopped being pushed out and that is when I put the meringue on. Took the chop sticks out and stuck it in the oven immediately. I was hoping the meringue would seal the pie filling but it didn't. As soon as it got heated up it was leaking to the bottom of the cake making the cake look like a mess. Will never make this recipe again. The only change I made to the recipe was the meringue. I used a recipe that I use for my pie recipe that uses cornstarch egg whites sugar salt and vanilla extract. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
I love this cake but I made mine a little different. I made regular cake mix and made the filling from scratch. But all in all this is one of my family's favorite. P.S. I hope you don't mind me adding a picture of my cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
This is so delicious! Didn't change a thing perfect as is. Separate your eggs when they are cold and let the egg whites sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. They will have more fluff to them when you whip them. Add sugar only at the end in small amounts at a time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2010
So good!! Everyone loved this cake. I will absolutely make it again!!! My only recommendation is to use more egg whites for the meringue. It calls for 2 eggs and I used 3 and I was still short. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2010
Everyone loved this cake for me wife's 33 birthday party. The cake was not too sweet. I had to cook it a little bit longer (20 mins) so that the tops would brown. Everyone liked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
I made this for my best friends birthday. She is a lemon freak. It turned out amazing. Im not good at making meringue so that took me two times to get it right to spread on cake. This cake is so good and you will be the hit of any party. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/30/2011
I am surprised that nobody has mentioned any problems with layering the cake yet. I followed the instructions exactly and my pie filling kept coming out of the sides. Additionally the layers were sliding around. So what I did was stake the layers with some chop sticks and stuck it in the fridge for a while so the pie filling could harden up. After a while the pie filling stopped being pushed out and that is when I put the meringue on. Took the chop sticks out and stuck it in the oven immediately. I was hoping the meringue would seal the pie filling but it didn't. As soon as it got heated up it was leaking to the bottom of the cake making the cake look like a mess. Will never make this recipe again. The only change I made to the recipe was the meringue. I used a recipe that I use for my pie recipe that uses cornstarch egg whites sugar salt and vanilla extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
My family depends on me for dessert. And they depend on me to make it interesting and unusual. I made this cake for the family and and I was a rock star. They absolutely loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
LOVED this! Super easy was a hit for Mother's day...Not too lemony or sweet....perfect combination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
I just used the meringue part of the recipe and it was spectacular. What a beautiful presentaion for a cake! I also used a blow tourch instead of the oven easier to control browning. Read More
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