Easy Lemon Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Kay D.

I got this recipe from my soon to be MIL. It's very tasty, slightly lemony and buttery. Just the thing for a quick weekend snack.

Top Review by Starrynews

So easy and so delicious. This makes a wonderful mildly flavored, moist cake with a lovely lemon accent! I used the yellow cake mix option and added some lemon zest to the batter before I juiced it for the frosting. I made it in a bundt. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix or 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package butter recipe cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon gelatin
  • 34 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 34 cup water
  • 14 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Combine the gelatin and cake mix, mixing together well.
  2. Add oil, eggs, water, and lemon extract; mixing together.
  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13 inch baking pan.
  4. Bake according to cake mix package directions.
  5. (You may choose to use a pan size other than 9x13).
  6. For the frosting:.
  7. Mix together the lemon juice and powdered sugar.
  8. After the cake has baked, but is still warm, ice with the frosting.

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