Lemon Cake with Whipping Cream Mousse

With tart lemon curd, this white cake is great when you need a light, refreshing dessert.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

1
package Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2
cups whipping cream
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
jar (10 ounces) lemon curd
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans.
  • 2 In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold in lemon curd and lemon peel.
  • 3 Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread with 1 cup of the lemon mixture to within 1/4 inch of edge. Top with second layer. Frost side and top of cake with remaining lemon mixture. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

If you can’t find lemon curd in the jams and jellies section of your supermarket, use 3/4 cup canned lemon pie filling instead. The only difference is the mousse will be slightly softer.

Top this luscious cake with thin slices of lemon and fresh raspberries.

Lemon curd is a rich, tart custard made with sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, butter and eggs. Although you can make it from scratch, it’s much easier to pick up a jar in the jams and jellies section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.