Layered strawberry lemon cake is a lightened up cake with lots of flavor. Perfect for the Easter holiday.
Can you believe Easter is already right around the corner? Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, there’s always dessert, right? This layered cake is really easy because it’s made with boxed cake mix, and it’s lightened up to have lesser calories.
The layers give the cake an overall wow factor and the fun colors are great for Spring.
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Strawberry cake mix
- Lemon cake mix
- Fat free vanilla Greek yogurt
- Skim milk
- Sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix
- Fat free whipped topping
- Vanilla extract
How to make Strawberry Lemon Layered Cake
To get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9” round cake pans with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, add the strawberry cake mix, Greek yogurt and water. Mix together well until all the ingredients are incorporated. Divide batter between the two cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack before removing cake from pan.
Repeat the same process with the lemon cake mix. In the end, there should be 4 cake rounds.
In a large mixing bowl, add the vanilla pudding, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until thickened. Fold in the whipped topping.
Assembling the Cakes
Once cakes are completely cooled, place one lemon cake on a cake stand, or plate, and lightly frost the top with a layer of the whipped topping frosting. Repeat, alternating cake flavors. Once all cakes are stacked, completely frost the stack of cakes over the top and sides.
Enjoy immediately, or keep refrigerated.
How do I store my cake?
Place frosted cake in an air tight container, or wrap with plastic wrap so avoid the cake drying out. Properly stored in the refrigerator, the cake should last for 3-4 days.
How do I store my frosting?
Place frosting in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to for 3-4 days.
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Calories per serving (1 slice): 263
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Strawberry Lemon Layered Cake - Lower-Calorie
- 15.25 oz box lemon cake mix
- 15.25 oz strawberry cake mix
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt, divided
- 2 cups water, divided
- 8 oz tub lite whipped topping
- 1 oz box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 2 - 9" round cake pans with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together lemon cake mix, 1 cup Greek yogurt and 1 cup water. Mix for about 1 minute or until well blended. Divide in half, and pour mixture into prepared baking pans.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. Check with toothpick in center to see if done. After 5 minutes, flip cakes over onto wire racks. Let cool.
- Repeat with strawberry cake mix.
- In medium bowl, combine whipped topping, pudding mix, vanilla and milk. Mix well.
- Place one lemon cake round on a plate or cake stand. Spread a thin, even layer of frosting on top. Place strawberry cake round on top forming a sandwich. Spread with a thin, even layer or frosting. Repeat until all layers have been frosted.
- Frost the rest of the cake over the top and sides. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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