Dessert Recipes

Italian Triple Lemon Cream Cake

Italian Triple Lemon Cream CakeRefreshing and impressive, this show-stopping cake is perfect for Easter, a summer party or even…

Italian Triple Lemon Cream Cake

Italian Triple Lemon Cream Cake


1 cup sugar 1/2 cup olive oil 6 tablespoons butter, softened 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract 2 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream FILLING: 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese 1/2 cup marshmallow creme 1/2 cup lemon curd 2 tablespoons limoncello 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest GLAZE: 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons lemon juice Lemon zest strips and fresh mint leaves


In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil and butter on medium speed for 4 minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in the lemon zest and extracts.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.

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Transfer to three greased and floured 8-in.

round baking pans.

Bake at 350° for 14-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat cream and cheese until soft peaks form.

Stir in the marshmallow creme, lemon curd, limoncello and lemon zest until combined.

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and lemon juice.

Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from the heat.

Place one cake layer on a serving plate.

Brush with 2 tablespoons glaze and spread with half of the filling.

Repeat layers.

Top with remaining cake layer; brush with remaining glaze.

Garnish with lemon zest and mint leaves.

Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts 1 slice:

  • 528 calories, 31g fat (14g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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