Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

If you love lemon, this is the cake for you! It has a lovely lemon flavor and is cool and refreshing...also very easy to make, starts with a mix :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 box lemon cake mix or 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) box lemon Jell-O gelatin
  • 34 cup vegetable oil
  • 34 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 lemons, juice of
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cake mix, Jello mix, oil, water and eggs at low speed and then beat at high speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. While baking, mix the lemon juice and powdered sugar together until well combined.
  5. While cake is still hot, poke hole in it with a fork all over the top.
  6. Pour lemon juice mixture all over it.
  7. Cool completely and frost with whipped topping.
  8. Store in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

Your right Karen, this is for lemon lovers. And it is goooood. I've frozen some of it (without the topping) for expected guests later this month. I know they will enjoy it too.

Tebo September 09, 2002

This cake has an excellent flavor and is so moist it melts in your mouth. I must say though that the cool whip really doesn't add anything exciting to the cake. Next time I make it I think I will try a buttercream or cream cheese frosting flavored with lemon and forego the cool whip.

Anita Harris December 28, 2002

This is a great recipe. It needs no frosting - cool whip or other type.

Jodi Consoli October 08, 2005

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