Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Cheat Version of Olive Garden's Lemon Cake

Hubby loves the lemon cake at Olive Garden!  However, when we eat there the salad(soup for him), breadsticks and pasta are very filling.  We are usually just too full for dessert.  I recently made this cake as a surprise treat one evening.  It's not exactly Olive Garden's but he had seconds and said that it tasted very much like theirs!

Here's how I made my version of the  popular dessert:

Marcia's Lemon Cream Cake
- 1 box  of lemon cake mix
-1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
-1 tub of Cool Whip
-1 fresh lemon
-powdered sugar

Mix cake according to the box directions with the addition of a teaspoon of lemon zest.  Bake in a Bundt pan until done.  In a separate bowl, use electric mixer to blend cream cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1/2 tub of Cool Whip and a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.  Invert cake onto a cake plate.  Slice into thin slices.  When cake is cooled, put a dollop of lemon mixture between 2 slices and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Yum!!

Book I'm reading:  Mama Flora's Family by Alex Haley

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