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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lemon Cake with Strawberry Sauce
("Easy-on-your-Waistband Dessert")

2 pouches (6.5 oz each) lemon poppy seed muffin mix
1 box (10 oz) frozen strawberries in syrup, puréed in blender
1/2 cup bottled lemon curd

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8 x 2-in. round cake pan with nonstick spray.

2. Put muffin mix in a bowl; stir in 1 1/4 cups water just until moistened (small lumps may remain). Spread evenly in pan.

3. Bake 25 to 28 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes before inverting cake on rack to cool completely.

4. Using a long serrated knife, split cake in half horizontally. Place bottom half on a plate; spread with lemon curd. Top with remaining cake. Serve with the puréed strawberries. ­Garnish with strawberries and confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

(Taken from my Woman's Day magazine)

I would try this with strawberry muffin mixes and a little jam, too.
Have a good day!


  1. Diana... you are hurtin' me here girl! The no-carb diet does NOT include delectible items like this!! LOL! One day!

  2. That sounds delish! I used to make lemon poppyseed bread; those 2 things go together so well!

  3. This sounds like a neat flavor profile. I will totally save this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. That looks so yummie!!

    btw - our weather isn't bad today. We are at -30C with no wind. Monday was a horrible blizzard with lots of snow. Hugs

  5. Wow, this sounds really delicous! Loved your burnt biscut story too!!!

  6. This sounds awesome, but what is lemon curd?

  7. Hope you have an awesome day.
    Blessings, andrea

  8. That's a beautiful picture that's making my mouth water. I'll enjoy this easy recipe. Thanks.

  9. Oh that looks so good! I am so ready for Spring time, that reminds me of Spring.

  10. Lemon curd is a soft, thick, and creamy spreadable cream that has a tart yet sweet taste.

    You can make or purchase it.

  11. looks yummy...thank goodness no calories for looking...

  12. this looks and sounds super yummy! i've been wanting citrus -- maybe it's a winter thing?

  13. That looks light, yummy, and easy to make! The perfect combo for me!!

  14. Yummy. Sweetie, I would love to be a guest writer on your blog. Bless you for asking.

  15. Hi Diana!
    I'm so happy to visit you today. Love it here!
    I have so gotta try this cake. Please tell me.. where do I find lemon curd? Never heard of it.
    Holykisses xoxo

  16. UUuuuMMmmmm, Sound Delicious!

    I have been looking for a Recipe to make for our Sunday School class this week.

    This may be it!

    Thank you!


  17. Why is it that you can make all these goodies but you don't gain any weight? Even if I don't eat the finished product, I have to lick all the bowls!