Lemon Lush with Coconut and Macadamia Nut Crust Recipe
Summer just got a whole lot sweeter! A cool and refreshing dessert for summer birthday parties and BBQ’s, this Lemon Lush cake features a coconut and macadamia nut crust, a layer of sweet cream cheese filling and a layer of lemon pudding. This cake needs to set for a bit before it’s served, so be sure to plan ahead if making this cake for a party. A zesty and tasty cake that’s oh so easy to make (and eat), this lemon lush cake is sure to become a family favorite!
Preheat oven 350°F. Prepare 13 in. x 9 in. pan with vegetable pan spray.
In bowl of food processor, process macadamia nuts and coconut until finely chopped. Add flour and butter; process until mixture forms a ball. Press dough into prepared pan. Bake 19-21 minutes or until browned at edges. Let cool completely on cooling grid.
To prepare cream cheese layer, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and lemon zest with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fold in 1 cup prepared Whipped Icing. Spread over crust.
To prepare pudding layer, in large bowl, whisk lemon pudding mix and milk 2 minutes until thickened. Spread over cream cheese layer and top with remaining whipped icing. Chill dessert at least one hour or until ready to serve.