Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lemon Cake

I bought a huge bag of lemons from Costco and wanted to use them up. My sister was coming over for dinner so I searched for a lemon pound cake and found this recipe on Tasty kitchen. I read the reviews and decided I needed to try it. I was very impressed with how light and fluffy and the flavor was just wonderful. I wouldn't say it was pound cake but a great lemon cake. The pound cake I am used to is much more dense. If you have a party to go to or want an easy desert to make that is very tasty and impressive then give this a try.

I only changed the the box mix but pretty much everything else was the same. Let me know what you think.


1 box of Duncan Hines white cake mix
1 package Lemon jello pudding mix
3/4 cups water
1/3 fresh lemon juice
1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs

For icing

1/4 cups butter softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 whole lemon zest
3 Tablespoon Lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Add all cake ingredients into mixing bowl and mix well on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Pour into greased bundt pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let stand for 10 minutes and then turn out on to plate. Profusely perforate the top of the cake with a toothpick.

Mix softened butter with powder sugar, zest and lemon juice. Mix well and add milk until you get consistency of batter.

Ice cake while warm. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Make sure to not over bake

Perfect color. Now to poke with tooth picks so that the icing will seep in.

Easy to slice and you can see how moist


  1. Lemon.
    Two of my fav words!
    This cake looks so airy & yummy. I will make it tonight!

    1. Thanks Colette. Let me know how it turns out.

  2. I am so glad you enjoyed this Lemon Cake! I had forgotten about Tasty Kitchen and the post where I shared this cake until this morning when I thought about making it. My Granny would have gotten such a kick out of her cake being made and shared by someone in NYC! We lost Granny (Helen) to Alzheimer's before the internet was even invented. She was a lovely, fun, high energy social butterfly and a great cook but obviously not one to shy away from a box cake if it makes life easier! Thanks for making my day:) Enjoy the cake!