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Lemon Cake with Raspberry Mousse

Lemon Cake with Raspberry Mousse

Delight in a delicious cake with raspberry filling and raspberry-whipped cream mousse frosting.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist lemon cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups raspberry pie filling (from 21-ounce can)
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • Fresh raspberries, if desired
  • Mint leaves, if desired

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, buttermilk, oil, lemon peel and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  3. Bake 8-inch rounds 30 to 36 minutes, 9-inch rounds 28 to 33 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Run knife around side of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  6. Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread 3/4 cup of the pie filling over cake layer to within 1/4 inch of edge. Top with second layer, rounded side up.
  7. In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining 1 1/4 cups pie filling on low speed just until blended. Frost side and top of cake with raspberry mousse. Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves.
  8. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Prep Time: 20 min | Makes: 16 servings

To make a smooth mousse, strain the raspberry seeds out of the pie filling. Place the filling in a mesh strainer or sieve over a bowl and use the back of a spoon to press the filling through the sieve.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

If you don't have buttermilk on hand, substitute water when making the cake mix.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 140); Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 65mg; Sodium 250mg; Total Carbohydrate 37g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 24g); Protein 3g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 10%; Iron 4%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker


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