White Chocolate Lemon-Cream Cake

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

This is heavenly! and so beautiful to serve for an adult's birthday or to auction off at fund-raisers, which is what we do a lot of times at local benefits for people. It really is a lot more simple than it sounds. Time is approximate, depending on when you make the cake and make the icing. This cake also freezes well for 1 month.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Cream butter and cream cheese; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and beat just until blended.
  4. Add flour to creamed mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack. Place in freezer until frosting.
  7. Frosting:.
  8. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and lemon rind in a heavy saucepan; stir well. Stir in juice and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil 1 minutes stirring constantly.
  9. Gradually stir about half of the hot mixture into the beaten egg. Stir into the remaining hot mixture. Cook stirring constantly over medium heat for 2 minutes, until thick and bubbly.
  10. Transfer mixture to a small bowl and chill completely.
  11. Beat whipping cream at high speed of mixer (freeze bowl, cream, and whisk before whipping) until stiff peaks form. Stir in 1/2 cup whipped cream into the lemon mixture. Fold in the lemon mixture into the whipped cream.
  12. Spread over the top and sides of cake.
  13. Using a vegetable peeler, make chocolate curls from the bars of white chocolate. If you want to get "fancy", melt the chocolate in a sandwich bag one at a time. Pipe in fancy shapes, such as hearts, scrolls, lace, etc. onto waxed or parchment paper. Let harden completely and apply to cake.


Most Helpful

I had no cake flour, so I used all-purpose, minus 2 T for each cup, as directed by a sub. reference; I wouldn't suggest subbing all-purpose for cake flour to others in this recipe. I also added lemon extract to the batter, because a lemon cake was requested. The cake was very heavy (which was what was requested and was indicated by the use of both cream cheese and sour cream in the batter)--just this side of a cheesecake, really, but more dense. And it was very tasty (but I'd prefer cheesecake). I also used a lemon curd-based frosting. Not issuing stars because I don't feel I made the recipe close enough to directions to offer a fair rating.

anonymous23 July 19, 2008

The cake itself was a little heavy - I was expecting more of a sponge cake so I was a bit surprised - but it tasted great! I took this to an afternoon tea at work and it was eaten pretty quick !! The frosting was really yummy !

NovaM October 22, 2006

this was the first cake i've ever made and it was great.the frosting came out more like a thick glaze but tasted really good.the shaved white chocolate was beautiful with some of the lemon zest sprinkled over it.

sio May 20, 2006

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