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Lemon-Lime Magic Cake

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Lemon-Lime Magic Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 25 min
  • Servings 18

A citrusy lemon-lime filling is poured over white cake batter so the filling becomes the bottom layer and the cake layer rises to the top. It’s magic and delicious!

Updated May 3, 2017
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cake Layer

  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
  • 1 1/4
    cups water
  • 1/3
    cup vegetable oil
  • 3
    eggs

Lemon-Lime Layer

  • 4
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1
    tablespoon finely grated lime peel
  • 1/4
    cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4
    cup fresh lime juice

Topping

  • 1
    container (8 oz) Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Additional finely grated lemon and lime peels, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Cake Layer ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour in pan.
  • 3
    In another large bowl, mix Lemon-Lime Layer ingredients with whisk until smooth. Evenly pour over top of cake batter in pan; mixture will sink to bottom as you pour over cake batter.
  • 4
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 4 hours to chill. Spread whipped topping over chilled cake. Sprinkle with additional lemon and lime peel if desired. Using a serving spatula and a knife to carefully help slide pieces off, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

  • To ensure the success of this recipe, use a knife to slide the cake pieces off the serving spatula to help keep the lemon-lime filling in place.
  • 1 medium lemon yields about 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
  • 1 lime yields about 2 tablespoons juice and 1 to 2 teaspoons grated lime peel.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
200mg
9%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
29g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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