At the risk of sounding like a food snob, this Lemon Cream Cheese Pake (Pie/Cake) , as I like to call it, breaks every one of my rules for recipes. Some of the ingredients are boxed rather than homemade and as delicious as it is, this dessert isn’t exactly a healthy option, though there could be worse.
What I love most about this dessert are the unique layers that build upon the others for a full palatal experience with every bite. A cream cheese filling sits on top of a buttery walnut crust, then layered with a cream cheese filling, a sour lemon filling, and decadent pudding filling, and topped with fresh cool whip. This dessert puts boxed ingredients in an entire new category of delicious.
My Mother loved to make desserts. She was the queen of dessert making in my family and every single dessert she made was delicious. Many of her recipes were passed down from her mother, like her Homemade Apple Pie, and her Old Fashioned Molasses Cake from 1942. This Lemon Cream Cheese dessert was one she had been making for at least 35 years and was a childhood favorite of mine. Thanks, Mom. I miss you!
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