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Lemon Cream

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"This frosting can be used on any yellow or white layer cake. It's very good even on a box mix."
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Ingredients

servings 188
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in heavy saucepan add water and stir until heated, set aside.
  2. Beat egg yolks and add lemon juice, stir in small amount of sugar mixture to warm yolks. Combine yolk and sugar mixtures, add butter and return to heat.
  3. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly until thickened. Mixture will resemble pudding. Cool slightly and spread on cooled cake. Makes enough to frost and fill one 8 inch four layer cake.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 188 calories; 8.8 27.9 0.8 72 57 Full nutrition

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The description of this is very misleading in that it is a lemon filling, or lemon curd, not a frosting. Having said that, this has a more mellow lemon flavor than other, similar recipes, but is...

Most helpful critical review

I didn't like this at all. It was much to eggy for a frosting, my family and I thought it was terrible.

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The description of this is very misleading in that it is a lemon filling, or lemon curd, not a frosting. Having said that, this has a more mellow lemon flavor than other, similar recipes, but is...

Very good!! I replaced 1/4C of the water with an additional 1/4C lemon juice and added an additional 1TBS of cornstarch so it would make a nice, thick filling for my white cake. I frosted it w...

This recipe was so awesome!! I dreamed about it! I used it with a butter yellow cake mix and used fresh whipped whipping cream as an icing. Every one was crazy about it!! I love you Tammy!!

I thought I was in big trouble - had been doing a massive amount of baking and had miscounted how many eggs I required. Substituted a half cup of lemon yogurt and it worked. No one suspected a...

I didn't like this at all. It was much to eggy for a frosting, my family and I thought it was terrible.

Tastes like lemon merrange filling! Very good.

I added zest of 1 med-large lemon. I also reduced the sugar to 1C & reduced the butter to 1/4C, just because I didn't see the need for all of that extra saturated fat & sugar. Came out tasting l...

This Filling/Icing is AMAZING. It is very easy, and soo good! It is a little sweet but very Delicious! Like another poster said, it is like meringue. I used it as an icing for my butter cake,...

This was great. Very easy to make. I used as a filling on a 9x13 layered, silver white cake and used vanilla frosting on top and then added some more of the lemon cream on top. It was very good!...