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Lemon Cake Pie

Apr
2


Lemon cake pie is an old stand-by spring holiday classic that combines the best of both dessert worlds–cake AND pie. And who wants to decide between cake and pie? Especially on a holiday. It is, in fact, almost a diet dessert because it spares you the anxious-ridden decision of loading up on both a slice of cake and a slice of pie at a holiday dessert spread because it’s a two-in-one.


If you think about it that way.

It’s also very lemony and sunshiny and springish. A perfect light, fresh pie with a layer of cake on top and a pudding on the bottom.

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How to make Lemon Cake Pie:

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
1 cup milk
one unbaked single-crust pie shell

Combine sugar, flour, butter, salt, and egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Beat. Stir in lemon juice and peel. Add milk and beat again. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form.

Since you’re just using two egg whites, be sure to use a small bowl for beating the whites. (Excuse my messy kitchen!) Fold into filling mixture. Pour filling into prepared pie shell.

Bake at 350-degrees for 40-45 minutes (or till set–do the toothpick test!). Cool. Chill to store. Serve with strawberry sauce. (I used strawberry jam and strawberry syrup.)

Eat abundantly. It’s cake AND pie, remember!

Note: It’s best if you use fresh lemon and grated peel, but if you don’t have fresh lemon, you can get away with using bottled lemon juice.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on April 2, 2010  

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  1. 4-2
    1:47
    am

    The only thing I’ve ever canned so far is pickled beets (my Nana’s recipe) and this time, after a month or so, the beets got dark brown in the sealed jar. It looks like I could use some help!

  2. 4-2
    2:35
    am

    My mouth is watering. I have never seen a cake pie. What an outstanding idea. Please enter me in drawing for BBB. Thanks. :hungry:

  3. 4-2
    4:33
    am

    My kids will eat nearly anything if the word pie is in the name. Hamburger Pie, Spaghetti Pie, you get the idea. We’ve never had Cake Pie; though I doubt they need convincing to eat this!
    Enter me for the BBB drawing please!

  4. 4-2
    6:18
    am

    The recipe looks delicious. My mother loves anything lemon so I’ll have to try this for her. BBB

  5. 4-2
    6:21
    am

    You say it’s a “diet dessert”. What if you eat all of it yourself? :hungry: BBB!!!!

  6. 4-2
    6:26
    am

    Gotta make this one! lemon deserts are a favorite at our house BBB Lauren

  7. 4-2
    6:31
    am

    That looks good. My Mom loves lemon deserts, so I will have to try this for her. Please enter me in the drawing for the BBB.

    Thanks!

  8. 4-2
    6:33
    am

    Ooooohhh, Lemon Pie AND Lemon Cake all rolled into one? I think I’ve just gone to lemon heaven! Can’t wait to try this one out! BBB!

  9. 4-2
    6:41
    am

    Mmm, I love lemony cakes (and pies). I baked a lemon pound cake this week! Then it suffered a tragedy — http://www.busysolitudefarm.com/2010/03/tale-of-sweet-tart-cake.html. But we ate it anyway!!!

    Yours is much prettier!

  10. 4-2
    6:41
    am

    This looks so good and your are right, It is springy. Please enter me for the ball blue book.

  11. 4-2
    7:09
    am

    I was looking for something lemony for Easter dinner. Thanks for the recipe. BBB

  12. 4-2
    7:09
    am

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as a cake pie… Looks yummy!
    BBB, please.

  13. 4-2
    7:37
    am

    Oh Suzanne, you never fail us! I’ve never heard of a cake pie, but of course you whip it up! :lol: That would be awesome with a strawberry mixture overtop! Strawberries, lemons……..heaven on earth! Oh yea, whip cream on top of all that! I’m pretty sure the word diet will leave it then.

    BBB please! Thank you Carolyn for sponsoring……a very nice blog, check it out everyone!

  14. 4-2
    7:59
    am

    I have never seen a cake/pie. It looks delicious. Please enter me in the drawing for the BBB. Thank you

    Connie

  15. 4-2
    8:03
    am

    Yum, how can one beat cake and pie! Best of both worlds for sure. I will be making that this weekend! BBB

  16. 4-2
    8:08
    am

    Sounds yummy, something else to try. BBB

  17. 4-2
    8:13
    am

    this look absolutely delicious Suzanne. I have never heard of a cake pie but it is now on my list of desserts to make. thanks for the inspiration! :eating:

  18. 4-2
    8:14
    am

    I forgot~ please enter me to win a BBB!

  19. 4-2
    8:16
    am

    It looks like a lemony chess pie. Please enter me into the Ball Blue Book drawing. Thanks!

  20. 4-2
    8:20
    am

    I love lemon! i have been looking for something to make for easter and this just might do it! Yum

    BBB Please!

  21. 4-2
    8:24
    am

    I would gladly consent to winning this!

  22. 4-2
    8:25
    am

    Yum!!! I love lemon! BBB

  23. 4-2
    8:30
    am

    Everything I’ve made from your blog has been wonderful, its my weekly cooking project. My favorite has been the Strawberry Jam and yogurt! I’ve not done much canning only apples and peaches last Fall and several jams, I would love to learn more though… BBB come my way:-)))

  24. 4-2
    8:30
    am

    Blue Book Please :woof:

  25. 4-2
    8:31
    am

    Yummmy. I need to make something to take to my mom’s this weekend. Going to try this and see how we like it. Looks very nice.

    BBB Please. Because I made up my mine. I am learning to can this year. :)

  26. 4-2
    8:38
    am

    Looks like a dessert my sons would love! BBB please!

  27. 4-2
    8:43
    am

    Just looking makes my mouth pucker! BBB!

  28. 4-2
    9:03
    am

    This is a perfect answer to my ‘what to take’ problem, and I just happen to have a bag of lemons!

    I haven’t been entering the BBB giveaways lately, so here goes! BBB Please?

  29. 4-2
    9:05
    am

    Cake and pie, oh my! Sounds like an Easter delight that my Mom would really enjoy. I made your Strawberry Cake and Drunken Rum Cake lately and both were delicious. Need the BBB so I can make my own jam to use in your recipes.

  30. 4-2
    9:05
    am

    Mmm, lemons! I love anything with lemon, so I may have to make this soon! And please put me in for the BBB drawing! My friends and I have talked about wanting to learn how to can, so it’s time to take it to the next level!

  31. 4-2
    9:11
    am

    I love your blog site. Thanks for all of the great cooking ideas! BBB

  32. 4-2
    9:14
    am

    Please sing me up for the BBB

  33. 4-2
    9:16
    am

    Do you top it with anything? It looks like it needs a topping! BBB

  34. 4-2
    9:21
    am

    It looks good. Put me in the drawinf for BBB

  35. 4-2
    9:27
    am

    BBB! I am ready to do some canning!

  36. 4-2
    9:46
    am

    I love lemon desserts and i’ll be sure to try this one. BBB

  37. 4-2
    9:47
    am

    Oooh, delicious! And I love all things lemon! I think I might take this to my in-laws’ tomorrow. :) Thanks S!

    BBB

  38. 4-2
    9:50
    am

    No, no, no, no diet thing… it means we should have TWO pieces: one for the cake, another for pie.

  39. 4-2
    9:54
    am

    That looks so good! AND, it looks so easy to make. BBB

  40. 4-2
    9:57
    am

    Love that Delectable Lemon Cake Pie. My favorite flavor. BBB Please. Thanks.

  41. 4-2
    10:09
    am

    YUM!

    BBB please.

  42. 4-2
    10:36
    am

    Thank you Carolyn and Suzanne.
    BBB

  43. 4-2
    10:36
    am

    All your recipes sound lovely. I may want to try this one for Easter Dinner. BBB

  44. 4-2
    10:39
    am

    Yum!! Lemon Cake Pie sounds perfect for Easter!! Thanks Suzanne!!! (BBB)

  45. 4-2
    10:43
    am

    please enter me for BBB thanks.

  46. 4-2
    10:50
    am

    This looks very delish…..I’d probably have to eat it all myself…son-in-law who doesn’t like lemon-y stuff…..daughter who doesn’t like pie (what the?)……anyway, please enter me for the BBB. Happy Easter!

  47. 4-2
    10:51
    am

    That looks so good! I will be making this for sure. BBB please and thank you :)

  48. 4-2
    10:58
    am

    :shocked: I am always amazed and astounded by your creativity, but TODAY you have just flattened me. I Love Love Love your justification for your Lemon Cake/Pie being diet fare. Sort of like Miss Piggy when she asked “If you’re supposed to weigh your food, what would you rather eat: a pound of squash or a pound of chocolate”. Makes you think. BBB please and thank you!

  49. 4-2
    11:05
    am

    I will be making 2 of these for this weekend! Thanks Suzanne, I can always count on you for the BESTEST recipes! I wish we lived closer. BBB please. Happy Easter to you!!

  50. 4-2
    11:13
    am

    Happy spring! And I would love a chance for the BBB

  51. 4-2
    11:17
    am

    Lemon pie and cake in one? Sounds fabulous! BBB, please.

  52. 4-2
    11:18
    am

    Oh, yum! Making this for Easter. Please enter me in to the BBB giveaway. Thanks! :sheep:

  53. 4-2
    11:35
    am

    Perfect timing yet again! I have one pie crust left in the freezer and I was looking for something different to bake…looks delicious!

    BBB please

  54. 4-2
    11:51
    am

    I love any thing lemon!!!….BBB please

  55. 4-2
    12:10
    pm

    I love anything lemon! Sounds great! Please enter me in BBB

  56. 4-2
    12:17
    pm

    I have to make this pie. Tonight. After work.

    And I would love to win that book!

  57. 4-2
    12:47
    pm

    Oooo – we LOVE all things lemon, especially this time of year. I have a lemon ready to be used, fresh eggs on the counter and a pie crust on hand!! Think I will make this for hubby since he is out of town on a service call today and won’t be home until late – it will be the perfect “Welcome Home”! :hungry:

    Also, would still LOVE the BBB!! Thanks!

  58. 4-2
    12:48
    pm

    Oh, that looks heavenly!!

    BBB for me me me! :)

  59. 4-2
    1:07
    pm

    Looks tasty! BBB, please!

  60. 4-2
    1:35
    pm

    Hello Suzanne! Mmmmm this looks so good..think I’ll try it this weekend. Please put me in for the BBB!!!! Thanks

    Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage

  61. 4-2
    2:02
    pm

    Could you enter me into the BBB drawing, please? Thank you, Pattyb

  62. 4-2
    3:09
    pm

    Please enter me kn the contest.

    thanks

  63. 4-2
    3:17
    pm

    Sounds delish! Would love BBB too. Happy Spring. psmflowerlady

  64. 4-2
    3:45
    pm

    Never heard of a cake-pie, but it looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it at home. BBB!

    Susan at Charm of the Carolines

  65. 4-2
    4:00
    pm

    BBB

    This recipe looks yummy! I have to tell you, also, that I’ve been using the dough enhancer recipe from this site and I am making better bread than ever!

    Love your website(s).

  66. 4-2
    4:30
    pm

    I love your daily posts. Would love the BBB.

  67. 4-2
    4:52
    pm

    BBB please! Happy Easter. :sheep:

  68. 4-2
    5:45
    pm

    I would LOVE to have me a new Ball Blue Book. Ours is old and stained :0! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  69. 4-2
    5:49
    pm

    BBB, please.

  70. 4-2
    5:55
    pm

    This looks like what I know as a lemon sponge pie…..I will have to compare the recipes. Yes, spring is the time for lemon…I am sitting here eating a bowl of lemon ice cream (one of the “five” brand from Haagen-daz) with a lemon cake in the kitchen, coourtesy of my Mom for my son’s birthday. YUM!

    I would love to win a BBB!

  71. 4-2
    6:03
    pm

    Oh yes. Definitely diet food!
    BBB please!

  72. 4-2
    6:41
    pm

    Lemon Cake Pie…..looks like a great spring treat…can almost smell the lemon scent! Please enter me in the BBB give away. Thanks.

  73. 4-2
    8:06
    pm

    This will certainly be a keeper. Makes my mouth water just looking at the picture. The strawberries really put a pretty touch to the cake/pie. Thanks to you and Carolyn for the BBB drawing.

  74. 4-2
    8:15
    pm

    I have this cooking in the oven now just because the idea of cake and pie together sounds just too good. I’m wondering if there is a way to make this chocolate…hmmm.
    I would love the BBB!!
    Thanks for a new recipe :)

  75. 4-2
    11:14
    pm

    This recipe looks delicious and easy too. BBB please!

  76. 4-3
    11:28
    pm

    Too late for the drawing, congrats,pattyb. But I had to stop by to say how good this looks. Love lemon, do not like meringue. This sounds so good.

  77. 4-4
    9:38
    pm

    Just dropped by to thank you for the recipe, which is going into my “gold” file. I made it for Easter dinner, and it got rave reviews. We had it with sliced fresh strawberries, and it was luscious. Easy to make, too! Thanks again, and Happy Easter, Suzanne.

  78. 4-30
    11:30
    pm

    Suzanne,

    This sounds very much like the pie called Lemon Sponge Pie, which is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipe. I saved your recipe.

    Thanks,

  79. 11-24
    2:53
    pm

    Would the cake part work without the piecrust? Or is that necessary for some reason that escapes me?

  80. 11-24
    3:09
    pm

    morningstar, I haven’t tried it that way, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  81. 12-23
    11:01
    pm

    I’m gonna make this and give it to my neighbor for xmas as she likes lemon flavored stuff :).

  82. 1-2
    6:39
    pm

    I have a quick question (I know I know another question LOL) but I made this for my neighbor for xmas and she said she never got to try it because as soon as she remembered it , it had mold growing on it , I had made it the night before and put it in the fridge , all my ingredients were fresh. When I asked her about it she said she had set it on top of her freezer and forgot about it. Should mold have set up that quickly? she said she also thinks it’s because her kitchen was hot from all of her holiday baking.Is this normal? I’m just wondering so that way I can let her know next time not to leave it set out. :? .

  83. 1-2
    6:43
    pm

    Sheila, I don’t know, that doesn’t sound normal. It’s definitely not a pie that should be set out, though. It should be refrigerated.

  84. 1-2
    7:05
    pm

    Thx I’ll let her know , next time I make this for her.

  85. 3-9
    12:44
    pm

    I have one in the oven as we “speak”, and it smells wonderful!

    Squeegee’s Mom

  86. 3-10
    4:20
    pm

    My Hubster and I taste-tested the lemon cake pie and it is a hit. Definitely on the favorite list. The texture was so different in a wonderful way. A perfect winter dessert for those who are longing for Spring.

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