Lemon Creme Cake

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Today our middle school had a fundraiser for Relay For Life. This fundraiser was a bake off!! Yay! I picked an easy recipe because I kind of forgot about it and had to throw this together last minute & I happened to have the ingredients for this cake. Well guess what, my lemon creme cake won FIRST PLACE!!! I was absolutely ecstatic! There were so many other cakes there & people who had been baking for much longer than me! I’m still riding on my first place high from this afternoon. This cake was a hit! Everyone was going after it. Of course it was a hit, it was the first place winner! So let me share this really simple recipe with you!

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You Will Need:
-1 box white cake mix
-1 8oz package cream cheese
-2 cups powdered sugar
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-1 cup heavy whipping cream
-1/2 cup flour
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1/4 cup cold butter
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1 fresh lemon
Directions:
-Make white cake according to package in two 9inch cake pans
-In a medium bowl mix cream cheese and 2 cups powdered sugar until smooth
-Mix in lemon juice and set aside
-In a medium bowl whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form
-Spoon in cream cheese mixture and fold together (This is your “icing”)
-When cakes are COMPLETELY cooled set the first cake on the serving plate & cover the top of it with the “icing”. You want this icing layer to be pretty thick, but leave enough for the top & sides.
-Place the second cake on top of the icing, cover it and the sides with the remaining icing.
-In a medium bowl combine flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar
-Add vanilla and cut in butter until the mixture is in small pea sized pieces. This is your crumb topping.
-Sprinkle the crumb topping over the top of the cake
-Cut the fresh lemon into slices to decorate the top of the cake as you please
-Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Here’s my pretty trophy for this cake!

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