Everyone (yes, I'm exaggerating), has made a boxed cake mix. It's okay, but it's never Oh My Goodness yummy, is it? So when I was making treats for church a couple of weeks ago, I knew I wanted to use the lemon cake mix that was in the cabinet, but I wanted to do something different with it.
So I jacked it up.
Cream Cheese Lemon Swirl Cake
I made the lemon cake mix as the directions called for. I poured it into jelly roll pan (or a cookie sheet, like my family calls it). Then I made a cream cheese filling.
1 softened brick of cream cheese
1/3 to 1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Mix all those ingredients together. Then I put them in a gallon zip lock bag, cut off a corner, and piped it all over the cake. Then I used a skewer and swirled and swirled it around to make Cream Cheese Lemon Swirl Cake.
Verdict? People at church said it was so good! But I felt that the cake really fell away from the cream cheese portion, and the cake portion was a bit dry. So next time, I'm going to try mixing it all together. We'll see what that does...