Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 30 mins

This is my family's version of the famous 6 layer New Orleans cake. I hope you enjoy this very special cake... it's a great celebration cake well worth the extra time and effort.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. LEMON FILLING: Make the lemon filling first to allow time for it to cool. In a pan combine, sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Stir in cold water and cook till thickened and bubbly. Now cook for two more minutes.
  2. Put the beaten egg yolks into a bowl and mix with 1 cup of the hot sugar mixture. When well blended pour the egg yolks mixture back into the hot sugar mixture in the pan, bringing to a gentle boil. Stirring constantly, cook for two more minutes then remove from heat.
  3. Stir in butter, 1 tsp lemon peel and lemon juice, make sure to mix well. Cover with plastic wrap, cool at room temperature -- Do Not Stir again.
  4. CAKE: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour three 8" round baking pans. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium size bowl. Mix butter and shortening till creamy.
  5. Add sugar, vanilla and lemon extracts, mix until light and fluffy.
  6. Next add egg yolks, one at a time, beating for 1 minute each. Add milk and lemon juice together. set aside.
  7. Now add dry ingredients, and milk/lemon mixture alternating until well blended. Gently, fold in the egg whites. Pour 3/4 cup of batter into each prepared pan. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10 - 13 minutes, or until tested done.
  8. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on racks. Now wash, grease and flour pans again and repeat procedure. When finished you will have six cake layers.
  9. LEMON FROSTING: Beat cream cheese, icing sugar until fluffy. Add 1 tsp lemon peel, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp lemon extract and beat till smooth.
  10. CAKE ASSEMBLY: To assemble the cake, place one layer on bottom of a cake platter. Pour 1/2 cup of lemon filling on top of cake. Repeat the above procedure with the remaining four cake layers and filling.
  11. Top with final layer of cake. Cover cake with plastic wrap and put in fridge for 2 hours till well chilled.
  12. Spread Lemon Frosting on sides and top of entire cake. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. ENJOY! ENJOY! ENJOY!
Most Helpful

Great recipe! Except I couldn't find 8in cake pans anywhere. So I used 9in instead and only did five layers instead of six. Thank you for posting this recipe, it tastes like the lemon doberge I used to get at a bakery in louisiana. Warning to other bakers: this recipe is time consuming! Carve out at least 4 hours if you want to make this cake.

Alexa R. March 01, 2014

This is recipe is wonderful! The lemon curd is excellent!

Es-trada! May 13, 2014

I am pleased to know this lighter version of the Doberge cake!

CMag1138 January 15, 2009