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Olive Garden Copycat Lemon Cream Cake

Lemon Cream Cake (Olive Garden Copycat)

Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Cake, Dessert


  • 1 white cake mix I like French Vanilla
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. cold butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  • Make and bake as directed in 2 nine-inch cake pans.
  • Lemon Filling: In a medium-size bowl, combine mascarpone cheese and 2 cups powdered sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in lemon juice. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on high, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Using a spoon, fold cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream; set aside.
  • Crumb Topping: In a medium-size bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Add butter and dribble in the vanilla extract. Cut cold butter into flour mixture until mixture is in pieces no larger than a pea. NOTE: If you don't want to consume raw flour, you can bake the crumbles for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees first. Refrigerate until ready to frost cake.
  • Assembling the cake: When the cake is completely cool, spread about half of the filling on the bottom half of the cake. (You can tell how much you'll need...) Place the second half on top. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the rest of the Lemon Cream Filling. Cover the top and sides of the cake with the Crumb Topping, pressing it onto the sides to cover. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Cut into slices and dust with powdered sugar.
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