Easter Dessert Recipe: Lemon Truffle Cake

Here’s the perfect dessert for Easter: Lemon Truffle Cake. It’s a four-layer white cake with a creamy lemon filling. The “lemon truffle” consists of lemon curd with white chocolate and cream cheese mixed in. It’s pretty much to-die-for.

Here’s a photo how-to:














I recently tested this recipe by serving it to friends at a pre-Easter dinner party. It’s safe to say that we all absolutely loved it… kids too. The cake is very tender and those layers of lemon truffle filling are incredible. I dare you to hold-back from eating the truffle filling by the spoonful.  If you’re making this cake ahead of time, I’d put together the layers & spread the lemon curd on top… then wait until a few hours before serving to ice on the whipped cream. We had leftovers for a few days after the party, and the leftovers were just as delicious as the day it was served.

This recipe can be found here: Lemon Truffle Cake.

View my entire Easter dinner menu here: Easter Menu

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32 Responses to “Easter Dessert Recipe: Lemon Truffle Cake”

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    Ciaochowlinda — March 29, 2010 @ 3:58 AM

    Who could resist this gorgeous creation? I want to make it for Easter.

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    grace — March 29, 2010 @ 4:05 AM

    it would seem that you’ve created the perfect cake–it looks exquisite. how woeful that i don’t care for lemon desserts. woe is me indeed. :)

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    Kathy @ The Sugar Queen — March 29, 2010 @ 4:30 AM

    This looks fabulous! I will try this recipe, for sure!

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    nina — March 29, 2010 @ 5:08 AM

    This cake is everything i want in a cake…lemony, light, creamy and I bet delicious too!!

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    bellini valli — March 29, 2010 @ 5:35 AM

    THis would be pretty hard to resist considering my love for lemon.

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    Jayne — March 29, 2010 @ 6:41 AM

    This looks fabulous, I love love love Lemon!!!!

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    Casey@Good. Food. Stories. — March 29, 2010 @ 6:33 AM

    Oh, lemon curd – are there any more beautiful words in the English language? I have four lemons on my counter and methinks this cake is where they’re going.

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    Sarah — March 29, 2010 @ 7:10 AM

    Looks fabulous. I love lemon curd. I could probably just sit and eat that with a spoon. But this does look better.

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    Phoo-D — March 29, 2010 @ 7:31 AM

    Oh, this totally looks to die for! Luscious and perfect for Easter. Wow!

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    Janet — March 29, 2010 @ 7:53 AM

    Fabulous! You had me at lemon…and this WILL be on the Easter table!

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    Maria — March 29, 2010 @ 9:16 AM

    This is the perfect spring dessert! I love lemon too!

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    Memoria — March 29, 2010 @ 11:25 AM

    It looks so moist!

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    Joanna from Colorado — March 29, 2010 @ 11:50 AM

    Wow, that looks great! And just in time to take to my buddy’s for Easter. Thanks!

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    Jen Schall — March 29, 2010 @ 1:21 PM

    Gorgeous! I’m a fan of citrus desserts this time of year… especially lemon and lime! This cake looks wonderful, and I love that it’s topped with lemon curd instead of a heavier icing like buttercream or cream cheese. Yum!

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    A Bowl Of Mush — March 29, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

    Wow! Such a creamy delicious looking cake!

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    megan — March 29, 2010 @ 3:32 PM

    Looks delicious and so fresh!

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    Amanda — March 29, 2010 @ 4:12 PM

    Looks spectacular Lori!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — March 29, 2010 @ 7:46 PM

    This looks insanely good!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — March 30, 2010 @ 4:59 AM

    Beautiful and yummy!

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    bridget {bake at 350 — March 30, 2010 @ 9:50 AM

    Mouth.Is.Watering!!!

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    Katrina — March 30, 2010 @ 7:01 PM

    Goodness gracious, the filling looks and sounds de-lish and the whole cake looks fabulous!

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    Elaine — March 31, 2010 @ 12:37 AM

    Although I’m already set for our Easter menu, I haven’t decided what to do for dessert as there are lots of choices to consider, but this Lemon Truffle Cake looks and sounds so good that I must include in my dessert list!

    Great set-by-step photos you got here, by the way. Made me hungry.

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    Ashley — April 1, 2010 @ 3:05 PM

    Um, yum! This looks delicious (and pretty). You’re slideshow for Easter on the main page looks great, too! I’m going to show my mom; she and I are still brainstorming recipes for this weekend!

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    Louise — April 2, 2010 @ 5:08 AM

    Heavenly, simply heavenly. It looks so “purty” too!!!

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    Jen — April 2, 2010 @ 11:46 AM

    I am so excited about this recipe. I just saw individual slices of an almost identical cake at whole foods for $2 a slice. It looked amazing. I had a hard time deciding on the lemon truffle cake or a Chocolate Peanut Bar. Guess which one won? The chocolate of coarse!

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    Crepes of Wrath — April 4, 2010 @ 10:58 AM

    I’m drooling looking at that beautiful lemon curd.

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    Lori Lynn — April 4, 2010 @ 1:10 PM

    Wow! that sounds like an awesome cake, and it looks so moist!
    LL

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    katie — April 6, 2010 @ 7:40 AM

    Ohh yum this looks divine!

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    Sherra — April 8, 2010 @ 8:38 PM

    I was so excited to make this cake for Easter and it was beyond delicious!!

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    Lisa — April 9, 2010 @ 7:52 AM

    I definitely want to feature your blog and this cake on my blog. I hope you don’t mind,…I love your blog.

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    Dani — April 17, 2010 @ 3:31 PM

    I made this cake today and wanted to say THANK YOU for posting the recipe. It’s amazing – it’s the only thing that’s come close to quenching my lemon craving!

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    Grace — May 1, 2010 @ 8:29 PM

    This cake is SO AMAZING!!! I have the cake chilling in the fridge right now and I’m cleaning up the bowls of truffle filling and lemon zest :D