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I love lemon cake! I was looking for a reduced sugar recipe to make my brother-in-law for his birthday. This one sure delivered on the lemon flavor. The cake texture was a little denser than a box mix (not that I use them often). The cake itself did not rise as high as I expected, but that did not affect the flavor at all. The star of this cake is the lemon filling! It is so lemony, it's like lemon pie. The filling was too much for the cake and I ended scraping some of it off the layers. I did use the whipped icing and it had a more subtle lemon flavor that suited this cake well. I am an experienced baker, so it was pretty easy for me to put together. Thank you, Judy, for a delicious cake recipe. Sue NOTE: I just wanted to add that this cake dries out quickly. Most I would recommend holding is 1-2 days.