Out of this World Lemon Cake

Spring is here. It really is, but I know that many of my friends and family out there have been plagued with one last (hopefully) round of sickness before we can officially look back on winter as a memory. We’ve been sick around our house as well, and yesterday when I was getting my groceries, which was only a possibility because of some powerful antibiotics, I decided that we needed an extra flavor of spring to cheer our sick selves up.

That’s how I ended up with the ingredients for lemon cake in my cart. I tweaked this recipe that I got from a friend several years ago, and it is a family favorite as well as a crowd pleaser. It’s also extremely easy. Who doesn’t love that?

Lemon Cake

Here’s what you’ll need to make your little taste of spring:

  • 1 small package of lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package lemon cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  1. Dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Cool completely. (Side note that will seem ridiculously obvious to everyone. Be sure to cool said concoction at room temperature. One time I thought I would be smart and cool it quickly by sticking it in the fridge. Thirty minutes later I had a cup of gelled jello, which was worthless to me. Haha!)
  2. Mix cake mix, eggs, oil, and lemon extract with electric mixer for 4 minutes.
  3. Add cooled gelatin. Mix together on low speed. Be careful! It will splash easily!
  4. Pour into greased 9×13 dish.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until baked through.
  6. While cake is baking, mix together glaze. (Ingredients listed below)
  7. Once cake is baked, poke holes all over the cake with a plastic fork. Plastic cutlery is the best at not sticking to baked items.
  8. Pour the glaze all over the cake. In a few minutes, it will all disappear into the deliciously lemony pours of the cake and make the final product even more moist and incredible. To make things extra pretty, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. It will taste fantastic, but what’s great about this recipe is that it only gets better the longer it sits, so you can whip it up the day before you need it and be guaranteed that it will be wonderful.

Whisk together these 3 ingredients to make your glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 6 tablespoons milk


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