Lemon Layer Cake With Pineapple Filling Recipe

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Lemon Layer Cake With Pineapple Filling
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  1. For cake: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F Butter 3, 8-inch in diameter cake pans. Cut 3 parchment rounds to fit bottoms of pans and butter these too.
  2. Mix sour cream and soda in bowl and let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Cream butter with sugar in a large bowl for 8 minutes, until very light and fluffy. Add yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in juices, zest and sour cream mixture. Mix in dry ingredients in 3 additions.
  5. Beat whites in a medium bowl to soft peaks.
  6. Fold 1/4 of the whites into the cake batter to lighten and then gently fold in remaining whites.
  7. Divide batter among 3 prepared pans. Bake about 30 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Run small, sharp knife around sides to loosen. Turn out and cool completely.
  8. For syrup: Stir icing sugar and juice in small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and bring to boil. Brush syrup over cakes (can be prepared 1 day ahead).
  9. For filling: Mix pineapple and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Add butter, sugar and salt. Stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, about 10 minutes. Cool, cover and refrigerate until well chilled (can be prepared 1 day ahead).
  10. For Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting (about 4 cups): Mince lemon zest with sugar in processor or mini-blender. Whip cream in large bowl to soft peaks. Gradually beat in sugar.
  11. To assemble: Place 1 cake layer, syrup side up, on plate.
  12. Gently spread 1/2 of pineapple filling on top.
  13. Ice with 1/2 cup of frosting.
  14. Top with second layer and repeat.
  15. Top with third layer.
  16. Ice top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.
  17. Press coconut onto sides of cake (can be prepared 8 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 498.92 Kcal (2089 kJ)
Calories from fat 228.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.38g 39%
Cholesterol 100.77mg 34%
Sodium 333.65mg 14%
Potassium 335.08mg 7%
Total Carbs 62.8g 21%
Sugars 23.48g 94%
Dietary Fiber 1.74g 7%
Protein 7.79g 16%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 16%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Calcium 130.4mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 250.85 Kcal (1050 kJ)
Calories from fat 114.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.76g 39%
Cholesterol 50.67mg 34%
Sodium 167.76mg 14%
Potassium 168.48mg 7%
Total Carbs 31.57g 21%
Sugars 11.81g 94%
Dietary Fiber 0.87g 7%
Protein 3.92g 16%
Vitamin C 4.8mg 16%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.5mg 16%
Calcium 65.5mg 13%

* 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

  • 11.7
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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