Pockets of Lemon Cake

"This recipe was in the Sunday paper a while back along with a coupon for Pillsbury flour. My daughter has made it and it is really good. You can also make cupcakes rather than the 13 x 9 cake."
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Ready In:
1hr 54mins


  • CAKE

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package pillsbury moist supreme white cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 13 cup Crisco cooking oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 (21 ounce) can lemon pie filling

  • 1 (16 ounce) can pillsbury creamy supreme lemon frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 13 x 9 cake pan (grease and flour) or spray with Crisco No-Stick Cooking Spray).
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil and egg whites.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • Drop pie filling by heaping teaspoonfuls evenly onto batter.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 to 45 minutes or until edges pull away from pan and top is golden brown.
  • Allow cake to cool in pan for 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • In medium bowl, combine frosting and whipped topping, blending well.
  • Spread over cooled cake.
  • Best if served chilled.
  • Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

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  1. Fancy
    This is one of my favorite cake recipes to make in the spring and summer. Easy to make & there's rarely a leftover piece when I bring it to a party. I will admit, I usually don't use all of the lemon filling since it can be a little too much for some. Excellent cake....even my "picky" niece & nephew love this one. Thanks Mary!
  2. SusieQusie
    I've made variations of this cake before so I knew it was going to be *great*! I was a little confused by the can size listed for the lemon pie filling; all I've ever seen is 21 ounces (1.3 pounds) and that's what I used. After dolloping in it, I swirled it a little so my "pockets" weren't quite so big. Opted not to frost this time - just chilled it and ate it straight up. Thanks for posting!


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