Lemon Cheese Cake

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This is the recipe I've been using for years. If you like, use your favorite scratch recipe for the cake but I usually like to simplify all I can.

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Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 9 - layer inch cake

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 cup milk

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 4 tablespoons grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake layer pans.

  2. Combine the cake mix, instant vanilla pudding, milk, vegetable oil and the 3 whole eggs. Mix until blended. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until cakes test done. Set aside cakes to cool.

  4. To Make Lemon Cheese Filling: In the top half of a double boiler combine the egg yolks, white sugar, butter or margarine, flour, grated lemon rind and lemon juice. Cook stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to spread. Let cool before spreading between cooled cake layers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

572 Calories
30g Fat
72g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 572
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 129mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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