Lemon Velvet Cream Cake

Whipped cream and cream cheese create a dreamy frosting and filling for a mix-easy lemon cake.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ lemon cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
tablespoon milk
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
2
cups whipping cream
2/3
cup powdered sugar
Lemon twist, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans with shortening (do not use cooking spray).
  • 2 Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Refrigerate layers 45 minutes for easier handling.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and 1 tablespoon lemon peel with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Beat in whipping cream and powdered sugar. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until stiff peaks form.
  • 4 Slice each cake layer in half horizontally to make a total of 4 layers. (To cut, mark side of cake with toothpicks and cut with long, thin knife.) Fill each layer with 1/2 cup whipped cream mixture. Frost side and top of cake with remaining whipped cream mixture. Garnish with additional lemon twist. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

If softening cream cheese in the microwave, transfer to a chilled bowl and continue as directed in step 3.

For a quick frosting, stir 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel into each of 2 containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker® Whipped whipped cream frosting.

Create a Citrus Velvet Cream Cake by substituting orange peel for the lemon peel and garnishing top of cake with mandarin orange segments.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.