Lemon Cake Recipe

    Posted by  ·  April 2, 2013

    This Lemon Cake recipe starts from a cake mix. It is so simple and so delicious. If you are like me I like the ease of starting with a cake mix. You might also like these cake mix recipes: Snickerdoodle Cookies, Butter Pecan Cookies, Simple Sugar Cookies, The Best Ice Cream Sandwiches, Kahlua Bundt Cake, Chocolate Trifle and Pumpkin Muffins.

    Lemon Cake Recipe

    1 Lemon Cake Mix
    1 Small Pkg Lemon Jello
    4 eggs
    1/3 cup oil
    1/3 cup water

    Mix all ingredients well. Place batter in a 6 cup bundt pan or a 9″X13″ pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

    Glaze top when hot:
    2 cups powdered sugar and  1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1 to 1 1/2 lemons).

    Recipe Credit: The Tenney Family

    We also love this easy banana bread made with a cake mix.

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    1. Susan
      Thursday, June 15th, 2017
      Can you use sugar free lemon jello?
      • Cindy
        Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
        Susan, I am not sure about the sugar free jello. If you try please let us know how it works!
    2. Monday, June 27th, 2016
      This cake was so moist and scrumptious that I am making it for the third time. I added poppy seeds. Yummy! Thank you Skiptomylou.
      • Cindy
        Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
        So happy you loved it Rosa
    3. Ashley
      Saturday, February 6th, 2016
      My cake fell... I don't know what I did wrong.
      • Cindy
        Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
        Ashley not quite sure what happened. You might check your oven temp.
    4. Gilbert Garcia
      Saturday, January 16th, 2016
      I love any kind of lemon cake or pie.
    5. Mary Mahar
      Thursday, April 16th, 2015
      I have been making one for years, 1 Duncan Hines lemon cake mix, 1 lemon instant pudding, 4 eggs, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil. The recipe is on the side of the box, check it out, I also make the chocolate like this, the water and oil are a little different, check out the box, they are so moist and wonderful. Our favorite. I remove after about 10 min.
      • Cindy
        Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
        Mary, I can't wait to try the chocolate version!
    6. cynthia
      Sunday, August 17th, 2014
      Ok i made this cake today and i used instant lemon pudding and its all gummy i let it cook for the 45 to 55 minutes still gummy what did i do wrong???
      • Cindy
        Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
        Cynthia, I used lemon jello. I wonder if that was the difference?
    7. Deb
      Monday, July 7th, 2014
      Why did my cake sink in? I followed directions:(
    8. marianne
      Saturday, June 28th, 2014
      instead of water replace with can of mountain dew soda, or any lemony soda...NOT diet
    9. sherry
      Thursday, June 26th, 2014
      This was the first cake I learned to make as a kid...and still make it today 40 years later. It is delicious!
    10. Renita Doyle
      Thursday, June 26th, 2014
      Can I use a yellow cake mix instead of lemon
      • Friday, June 27th, 2014
        The lemon cake has a lot of the lemon flavor so I wouldn't change that out. It would still be good just not really as lemon.
    11. Bonnie
      Thursday, June 26th, 2014
      How long should you let it cool in the pan before removing? I don't want it to stick.
    12. sandy
      Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
      Great idea, but I still need the éclair cake recipe. I will definitely try this one. I love pudding cakes. I do one in green & brown with half of the batter mixed with pistachio pudding & the other half chocolate.
    13. Susanna
      Monday, June 23rd, 2014
      Does this work with the new down-sized boxes of cake mix, or is it based on the old box size?
      • Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
        I have made it recently with no issues at all! Hope that helps.
    14. Sherry
      Thursday, August 8th, 2013
      Other recipes I've found similar to this call for a 3.4 oz box of Lemon Jello *PUDDING*, is it truly 3.4oz of Lemon Jello?
      • Saturday, April 5th, 2014
        it is lemon jello. It makes is slightly tart! So good.
    15. Amber
      Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
      I LOVE lemon cake and I'm so excited to try this recipe but I do have one question. I'm just curious, did you use lemon jello or Jello lemon pudding?
      • Saturday, April 5th, 2014
        It is lemon jello! Try it you will love it.
    16. Saturday, April 13th, 2013
      We're having a lemon party and this would be a great addition. Found you on Six Sisters. Hope you can come over. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/lemons-saturday-dishes/

    17. roostersmom
      Thursday, April 4th, 2013
      I just put a cake in the oven. I think we are having lemon cake for supper!
    18. Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
      I made a really similar recipe for Easter...I think the only difference might have been the use of a yellow cake mix instead of lemon. LOVED it!!! In fact I ate a lot of it this week! YUM!
    19. Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
      I love this recipe, we call it "life changing lemon cake" in these parts. We make it a lot in Summer and Spring. It is the perfect cake for Easter, unless you fail to turn it out of the pan in time (because you were hunting for eggs) and it sticks in there and you have to spoon it out in unpretty chunks. Then it is the perfect "day after easter" dessert ;)
    20. Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
      Yummy!! love lemon desserts, especially when they are easy :)

      xo, Tanya