Monday, March 14, 2011

Lemon Pudding Cake

I was looking through old recipes in my recipe box over the weekend and came across one I haven't made in a long time.  It's a simple little snack cake that starts with a boxed cake mix.  This snack cake turns out so moist.  You can make a glaze for it if you'd like.  My mom never used a glaze when she made it and I never missed it. 

I enjoyed mine with Cool Whip ('cause everything is good with Cool Whip!) and fresh strawberries!

Whichever way you decide to make it I hope you and your family enjoy it!

Jello Pudding Cake

1 package yellow cake mix or lemon cake mix *
1 small package lemon instant Jello pudding mix           
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/4 cup oil

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed with an electric mixer.  Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 sheet pan. 

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. 

Cool in pan for 15 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely. 

Optional Glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
1 tbsp hot milk
3-4 drops yellow food coloring (optional)

Gradually add hot milk and food coloring to the confectioner's sugar in a bowl.  Mix well.  Drizzle onto cooled cake.

This cake can be made in a 9x13 sheet cake pan or in a bundt pan.  If using the bundt pan I would suggest adding the glaze.  The sheet cake can go either way in my opinion. 

*You can use either a yellow cake mix or a lemon cake mix.  Obviously the lemon cake mix will make it even more "lemon-y".

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  1. That looks good. I love strawberries and I bet the taste so good with that cake.
    Found you through Tasty Tuesday and will be back.

  2. Sounds like a good refreshing spring/summer cake.

  3. Strawberries and lemon are a great combination - perfect for spring!

  4. My mom made this same cake with a fresh lemon juice glaze. She would poke holes in the top of the 9x13" cake and pour the glaze over it. Then she would top it with cream. I will try to post it this summer with some variations.

    Thanks for finding me Jennifer. I've had fun checking out your blog!

  5. THis is very similar to my Hubby's favorite cake, except it has apricot nectar in it too. Sounds yummy!!! And you're right - everything is better with Cool Whip!!!

  6. That looks so yummy! Please share it on my Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box. Thanks!

  7. I bet the strawberries and lemon together are delicious and you arentight about the cool whip :)

  8. This looks so good! Wish i could eat it right now : )