We don’t eat chocolate in this house. Seems a bit strange, being that three women live in this house. However, The Farmer doesn’t like chocolate. So I don’t make cookies, brownies, or chocolate cake to just sit on the counter and tempt me to eat it.
Instead, we like ice cream. And fruit flavors. Cherry desserts. And citrus. I absolutely love lemon and lime. Key lime ice cream is my all-time favorite. Side note, a curse to Ben and Jerry’s for taking their Key Lime off the shelves last year and not bringing it back. I was going through withdrawals until I found a Key Lime Gelato that is even better! My hips aren’t very thrilled but my taste buds are.
As I continued my search through Gooseberry Patch 101 Homestyle Favorites from Gooseberry Patch, I was ready to try something different. Dessert sounded fun. And I was thrilled when I found a recipe for Lemon Cake. Holy cow, this thing is incredible. I dare you to not eat more than one piece when you try it!
Even better about this cake, it’s sort of homemade. It uses some boxed items and some “real” ingredients to make a cake that is quick and easy. And delicious.
(for the cake):
1 box of yellow cake mix.
1 small box of instant lemon pudding mix.
¾ cup of oil.
¾ cup of water.
4 beaten eggs.
(for the glaze):
2 cups of powdered sugar.
2 tbsps of melted butter.
2 tbsps of water.
⅓ cup of lemon juice.
Preheat the oven to 350° and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
In a bowl beat the eggs and mix in the cake mix, lemon pudding, oil, and water until well combined.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze. Mix the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and water until well combined.
Once baked, poke holes in the cake with a wooden spoon and pour the glaze over it.
Simple, easy, and delicious! I’m sure that you already know how lemon goes really well with cakes! Give this recipe a shot, you will love it!