Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lemon Cream Oops Cake

This is one of those posts where I have to admit that everything didn't turn out just the way I planned.  In my efforts to make a delicious Lemon Cream Cake, I found myself with what I thought was going to be a big disaster!  The cake was made, and as I attempted to move it and frost the middle, the whole thing fell apart right before my eyes.  In my dissapointment I threw the whole thing on to a plate and was really feeling bad about wasting it. Oops!  I tried to think of a way to salvage this dessert, since it was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, yes my husband and I nibbled at it.  I pulled out one of my glass dessert cups and layered the crumbled mess and frosting into the cup, and I was pleasantly suprised that it didn't look too bad!  So I basically ended up with something similar to a triffle!  Yeah, I served the dessert cups and in reality no one really knew that it was supposed to be a beautiful cake instead!!  Thus, this is now what I call a Lemon Cream Oops Cake! After all, taste is most important to me and believe me, this was sooo yummy!


1 package white cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
1 package lemon cake mix
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 lemon, juiced
1 cup whipping cream
1 package cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. melted butter
Lemon zest from 1/2 the lemon

Make the white cake according to the directions on the box, adding the sour cream and vanilla.
Bake in a 10 in round baking pan.  Cool the cake completely.
For the lemon cream filling, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest of half the lemon and whipping cream.  Mix until creamy and smooth.
For the crumb topping, combine 3/4 cup of the lemon cake mix with themelted butter to make a crumb topping. 
To assemble the cake, cut the white cake in half so you can spread the lemon cream filling between the 2 layers of the cake.  (THIS IS WHERE DISASTER STRUCK ME) 
Frost the top of the cake with a thing layer of cream filling and sprinkle the crumb topping on top.

For the oops cake dessert, layer the cake and frosting in a glass dessert cup or triffle dish.  Make sure to add the lemon cream filling in between layers and top with the crumb topping.  Serve with a spoon!
Tastes just as good!!!


  1. What a creative way to save the cake! This looks delicious and pretty! Thanks for sharing on the Heavenly Treats link party!

  2. Totally creative way to save. I think it looks better this way than a boring cake.
    Love the name of it.

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  3. Hi Neighbors!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff!! We are totally loving the OOPS cake! Looks delicious and you would never know that it was an oops! Love you gals!!!! -The Sisters

  4. this looks awesome and we will want to try this recipe soon! Please feel free to check out our site too, we test Pinterest recipes often!

  5. Love this story. Sometimes things just don't go right, but end up great. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Thursdays. Come see my new blog design and link up tonight. Thanks, Nichi