How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Line the bottom with wax paper. Grease the wax paper.
  • To prepare cake, place egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and cream of tartar. Beat until frothy with a mixer at high speed. Add granulated sugar gradually. Beat until soft peaks form, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place egg yolks in a small bowl and stir with a fork. Add extracts. Fold into egg whites. Gradually fold in flour. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Do not remove the wax paper yet.
  • To prepare the filling: beat whipping cream and granulated sugar with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate. Combine mascarpone cheese
  • and confectioners' sugar; beat well with a mixer at medium speed. Blend in ricotta cheese. Add vanilla, lemon zest and 1/3 cup lemon curd. Mix well. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • To prepare topping: spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons filling into remaining lemon curd in jar. Set aside.
  • To prepare glaze: combine lemon juice mixture with the 1/2 cup of lemonade.
  • To assemble, remove the wax paper from cake. Using a serrated knife, carefully slice into three layers. Brush first layer with 1/4 cup of the glaze and spread with 1 1/2 cups of filling.
  • Top with second layer and brush on 1/4 cup glaze and spread with 1 1/2 cups filling. Top with third layer and brush on remaining glaze. Spread top with lemon curd topping. Frost sides with remaining
  • filling. Refrigerate several hours to overnight.
  • Just before serving, dust top of cake with confectioners' sugar and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

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    " It was good "
    julaashley ate it and said...
    I am reviewing this because I made it and it was delicious.
    I was looking for something to replace the "Italian Cream Cake" they no longer sell at Sam's Club (Not to be confused with the coconut and pecan recipe that most people are familiar with!) and this came very close to what I was looking for.
    It took me longer than 40 minutes to prepare, but it isn't as intimidating as the long list of ingredients might make you think.
    MY ONLY ISSUE is that I had was that I got stumped by the glaze ingredients/instructions: Why was I supposed to add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to 3/4 cup of lemonade and THEN add that to an additional 1/2 cup of the same beverage - it didn't seem like that would make a difference HOW you mixed it, SO...I am wondering if "prepared lemonade" was at some point referring to Lemonade Concentrate or even the stuff you make from powdered drink mix.
    I just used one of the ready to drink, individual sized bottles of "Simply Lemonade" and wondered if that extra tablespoon of fresh juice even mattered.
    Whether or not I made this wrong, it fit the bill for what I wanted.
    The only reason I am giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is because I was unable to follow the instructions exactly as written.
    Thanks for a great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    So saving this one! This is exactly the type of cakes I enjoy making and eating! Thanks for this great post! I have to give you a beauty flag, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    I agree!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Superb! Looks beautiful.
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Oh Dianalee, I love lemon it is one of my favorite. And I love tiramisu, this recipe sounds just wonderful, I like that you researched the Internet for the substitution for the mascarpone. This is definitely a keeper.......:)
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    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    Sounds delish! Lemon would be a great change,love it.
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    " It was excellent "
    mbeards2 ate it and said...
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Thanks for the info on the mascarpone cheese. This sounds so delish!!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds very good, love lemon. You have my 5
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