Description Edit

A fresh high-quality combination of real fruit and cream cheese is made richer and refrigerated to smooth perfection. Just take raspberries and lemons to the next level with the prepared pound cake.

Ingredients Edit

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 frozen all-butter pound cake (10 ¾ ounces), thawed
  • ½ cup prepared lemon curd
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons seedless red-raspberry jam
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • lemon-peel strips for garnish
  • chocolate syrup, optional

Directions Edit

  1. Prepare the frosting; in a large bowl, with the mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese, lemon juice, and sugar until smooth.
  2. Add cream and vanilla, increase speed to high, and beat until stiff peaks form.
  3. Refrigerate the frosting while assembling the cake.
  4. Cut the pound cake horizontally into 3 even slices. Place the bottom slice on platter; spread with half of lemon curd. Reserve ½ cup raspberries for garnish.
  5. Arrange half of the remaining raspberries over lemon curd. Spread 1 side of each remaining pound-cake slice with jam.
  6. Place 1 pound-cake slice, jam side down, over raspberry-topped cake. Repeat with the remaining lemon curd, raspberries, and pound cake.
  7. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Cover cake loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours, or overnight.
  8. To serve, garnish cake with lemon peel and reserved raspberries. Use a serrated knife to cut cake crosswise into slices. Drizzle with the chocolate syrup, if desired.

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