Lemon Snack Cakes

Lemon Snack Cakes

Lemon Snack Cakes
Lemon Snack Cakes Image Courtesy of Circulon Gourmet Cookware

Are you a lemon lover? Well, this recipe is going to be your new little slice of heaven. Once you cut into these Lemon Snack Cakes, your mouth will instantly water. These homemade snack cakes are infused with lemon from every which way from the frosting to the filling, you'll be enjoying a sweet lemon sensation with every bite. These mini cake treats are the perfect summer dessert. Top the slice off with a hand picked piece of mint for that extra refreshing flavor. Enjoy this lemon cake with a cold glass of lemonade on the side.

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Makes12 snack cakes

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time30 min

Recipe CourseDessert

Type of DishCake


  • 7 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose or cake flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) for frosting
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. For Lemon Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a Circulon® 9-inch Square Cake Pan. 

  2. In a bowl, mix the salt, baking powder, 1 cup sugar and flour together with a fork.

  3. In another bowl place the egg yolks and using a mixer, whip for 5-7 minutes until the yolks become thick and pale. Slowly add the flour mixture alternating with the butter, milk, and lemon juice. Finally mix in the lemon zest. 

  4. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Carefully fold in the egg whites into the cake mixture in 2 – 3 installments using a spatula. Use round movements to avoid deflating the egg whites. 

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on baking rack for 20 minutes, then invert the pan into the baking rack and unmold. Cool the cake completely.

  6. Wrap the cooled cake in plastic and freeze for a couple of hours for easy cutting and stuffing.

  7. For the Lemon Crème: Mix all the ingredients together until creamy, then spoon the crème into a piping bag and snip the bottom. 

  8. Remove the cake from the freezer and cut into small snack cakes. 

  9. With a knife, make deep 3 incisions over the surface of the cakes making sure you leave a large pocket for the crème. Insert the piping bag into each pocket and squeeze to stuff the pastries. Clean the tops of the cake and refrigerate while you make the frosting. 

  10. For the Lemon Frosting: Place butter, lemon juice and sugar into a bowl and mix on medium speed until nice and creamy. 

  11. Place the frosting into a piping bag fitted with icing tip #789. Slowly Pipe the frosting over surface. 

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my favorite lemon dessert is lemon merangue pie. I have fond memories of my mom teaching me how to separate and beat the egg whites with sugar when I was a pre-teen.

One cup of butter is 2 sticks, not 1 stick. On another site, 1/2 cup (or 1 stick) is used for the 3 different layers

Lemon Icebox Pie

I wonder if there is something that I can substitute for the marshmallow fluff? Maybe pastry cream?

I recently hosted a wedding shower, and one of the finger food desserts I tried were lemon squares. They were a good consistency and had a fresh strong lemon flavor. I added extra lemon zest to the recipe. Every one seemed to enjoy them and they looked pretty on the dessert tray.


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