Lemon Angel Food Dessert

An elegant and simply delicious dessert. This cake draws rave reviews.

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2hrs
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ingredients

directions

  • Bake angel food cake as per directions.
  • Trim off the crusts and break into bite size pieces.
  • Combine 6 egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup of lemon juice.
  • Cook in double boiler until thickened (coats spoon).
  • Remove from heat and add 1 tbsp.
  • unflavored gelatin softened in 1/4 cup of water to mixture and cool.
  • Beat 6 egg whites till stiff and add 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Fold whites into egg yolk mixture.
  • Arrange 1/3 of cake pieces loosely in bottom of tube pan.
  • Pour 1/3 of lemon custard mixture over cake.
  • Continue until there are 3 layers ending with the custard mixture.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Loosen and remove from pan.
  • Frost with whipped cream.
  • An alternative method to assembling this cake would be to mix the angel food pieces with the custard mixture and put in a spring form pan. Make it the day before. When released from the pan frost with whipped cream or Cool Whip. This works wonderfully.
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"An elegant and simply delicious dessert. This cake draws rave reviews."
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  1. Acceptance
    My grandmother used to make this (now I'm a grandmother) when I was little and it was always one of my favorites. Light, different, refreshing! She usually frosted it with a fluffy 7 minute frosting or with whipped cream.
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  2. Gerry
    This is an absolutely fabulous dessert,lush and lemony and irresistibly good. A marvelous make ahead. Simple to make and elegant. A special occasion dessert and one which I will be serving for Easter. Everyone declared "it's a ten!" Thank you for sharing this keeper!
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  3. Linda R
    This is a wonderful cake. Very easy to make. Everyone abolutely loved it. So glad you shared this.
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  4. Darlene10
    An elegant and simply delicious dessert. This cake draws rave reviews.
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