Lemon Gooey Butter Cake

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This Lemon Gooey Butter Cake recipe with delicious lemon filling will burst in your mouth leaving that refreshing lemony aftertaste. Who doesn't like lemon treats? This cake is beautifully tangy and sweet at the same time with a bit of cookie-like crust yielding a creamy center and crunchy top. The beautiful blend of sweetness and sourness is one of the best combinations when it comes to dessert recipes.

You can make a frosting of your choice and be creative with the flavors for this cake. Adding cream cheese frosting with marshmallow fluff goes well on this cake. If you love white chocolate, go ahead and drizzle melted white chocolate or simply add coconut flakes on top as a garnish. You can do add much anything to enhance the flavors as this is a versatile lemon cake recipe. You can also make little bite sized cupcakes if you want instead of baking it into a cake. It is no surprise how versatile lemon fruit is when it comes to desserts recipes or even when added to savory foods. There are many nourishing lemon health benefits such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. For achieving optimum lemon flavor, always make lemon desserts recipes with the real lemon juice or better yet add lemon zest in the place of lemon extract. Always use a zester to achieve a finely textured lemon zest or the small side of a grater and then chop it up, so you have small pieces of lemon zest.

Even though this recipe uses a lemon cake mix, it still tastes very decadent, especially with the lemon flavored cream cheese filling. If you prefer to make a lemon cake from scratch, go ahead and do so by all means. But for this recipe that calls for a box cake mix, it still tastes just as delicious, and you won’t be able to tell the difference. If you wish to replace the cake mix with Graham cracker crust or your favorite crust, it will give this recipe an excellent variation. It is good to treasure lemon cake recipes in your recipe book because lemon desserts are outrageously flavorsome and so different from most other dessert recipes. Lemon dessert recipes also beat the popular idea of chocolate desserts. Everyone likes chocolate desserts, but a dessert recipe that uses lemon can be incredibly refreshing to one's palate. You can eat this cake just on its own or serve as a snack with coffee.

Thank you to Sheryl at the Lady Behind the Curtain food blog for sharing this creative Lemon Gooey Butter Cake recipe with us. Do visit Sheryl’s blog for more lemon cake recipes or other dessert recipes suitable for all occasions. The flavors in this lemon cake recipe come perfectly together using simple ingredients from your pantry and still yield a delicious high-end bakery-style dessert right in your kitchen. If you love all things lemony this recipe is a must try. Enjoy a slice or two with friends and family!

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