Build this Lemon Meringue Layered Cake from the ground up with yellow cake mix. We've added a few layers of scrumptiousness—including a meringue topping. Bring this Lemon Meringue Layered Cake to your next potluck and watch jaws drop.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
zest and juice from 1 lemon, divided
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1-1/4 cups water
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, blending half the lemon zest into batter before pouring into prepared pans. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Invert onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
Meanwhile, mix cornstarch and 2 Tbsp. sugar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water. Bring to boil on medium heat; cook 8 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add dry gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in lemon juice and remaining zest. Refrigerate 40 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
Heat oven to 450ºF. Place 1 cake layer on parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in small bowl with mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until stiff peaks form; spread onto top of cake layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake 5 to 7 min. or until meringue is golden brown.
Place remaining cake layer on serving plate; spread with gelatin mixture, then COOL WHIP. Top with meringue-topped cake layer.
For best results, assemble this impressive dessert just before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.