This is an easy cake mix-cake with marvelous frosting. For more lemon flavor, I sometimes add lemon rind.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Frosting:
Filling:

Directions

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

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  • Beat cake mix, water, egg whites, vegetable oil, and lemon extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until batter is well combined, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Beat cream in a chilled bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks are almost forming into stiff peaks; place bowl in refrigerator.

  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.

  • Place 1 cake on a plate; top with blueberry pie filling. Place second cake atop blueberry filling. Generously frost cake with whipped cream cheese frosting.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

419 calories; 24.1 g total fat; 48 mg cholesterol; 333 mg sodium. 46.8 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
Instead of using blueberry pie filling I added fresh blueberries and lemon zest to cake mix and made cupcakes. I also added lemon zest to the frosting. We loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
Instead of using blueberry pie filling I added fresh blueberries and lemon zest to cake mix and made cupcakes. I also added lemon zest to the frosting. We loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2014
This cake was a big hit! I substituted applesauce for the vegetable oil. The lemon flavor was mild but not overpowering. This did not taste like a box mix at all. I had a lot of leftover blueberry pie filling that we used to spoon over the slices of cake. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
Instead of using blueberry pie filling I added fresh blueberries and lemon zest to cake mix and made cupcakes. I also added lemon zest to the frosting. We loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
This cake was light and moist and lemony! The frosting was perfect! I think next time I make it I will double the amount of blueberry filling as there was not enough blueberry flavor for my liking. We just did as another reviewer suggested and served leftover filling on the side. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2014
Cake was a little dry so I'd probably go with the previous commenter's suggestion of using applesauce vice vegetable oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2019
This recipe is super easy. I added about 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and lemon zest to the frosting and the same for the cake batter. Came out light and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2019
I made it with a little lemon zest in the cake in addition to the lemon extract and it turned out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2018
I made this for my wife for Valentine's Day. It was super easy to make. For me the "hardest" part was fancying up the cake with two rings of fresh blueberries for the wow factor. I've made many outstanding delicious cakes from scratch. My wife says this one is her favorite! LOL. It is delicious! Very lite tasting cake. I followed directions exactly other than putting fresh blueberries around perimeter. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2019
I just made this cake today for my daughter's boyfriend's birthday. The frosting is amazing, lightly sweet and very creamy. I slightly altered the frosting by using blueberry cream cheese, it is delicious!! Thanks for sharing!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
The frosting is a basic cream cheese frosting. Perfect top to this fabulous summer dessert. Easy and delish! Read More