Lemon Crunch Cake Recipe

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Lemon Crunch Cake
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  1. Empty cake mix into a large mixing bowl; make a well in the center. Beat in water, oil, lemon extract and egg yolks until smooth, about 1 minute or 150 vigorous strokes.
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gradually pour egg yolk mixture over beaten egg whites, folding with rubber spatula just until blended.
  4. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8-inch layer pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly.
  6. Cool. Split each cake into 2 layers and frost with lemon crunch frosting.
  7. To prepare lemon crunch frosting:
  8. Combine sugar, water and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan.
  9. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 300 degrees on a candy thermometer, or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold or ice water separates into hard, brittle threads.
  10. Remove from heat and quickly stir in baking-soda mixture until light and foamy.
  11. Pour mixture onto a buttered 8-by-12-inch cookie sheet and quickly spread to 1/4-inch thickness; cool.
  12. Break into pieces, then crush into crumbs.
  13. Add the confectioners' sugar and lemon extract to whipped cream until well blended.
  14. Spread half the sweetened whipped cream between cake layers and the remainder on top and sides.
  15. Sprinkle crushed candy generously on top and sides.
  16. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
  17. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours before serving.
  18. Note: If desired, substitute lemon sponge or chiffon cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 329.44 Kcal (1379 kJ)
Calories from fat 191.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.27g 33%
Cholesterol 81.98mg 27%
Sodium 303.82mg 13%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Total Carbs 34.19g 11%
Sugars 30g 120%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 2.34g 5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 31.2mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 297.59 Kcal (1246 kJ)
Calories from fat 172.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.21g 33%
Cholesterol 74.06mg 27%
Sodium 274.44mg 13%
Potassium 46.07mg 1%
Total Carbs 30.89g 11%
Sugars 27.1g 120%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 2.11g 5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 28.2mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.4
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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