Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Easy Lemon Cake

I was trying to think of something to make for a get-together at my house recently, and my mom said, "You should make Grandma's lemon jello cake!" All of a sudden, the memory of this cake came flooding back and I knew she was right. Mom couldn't find her recipe, so I looked online and found that lots of grandmas used to make this yummy dessert :o) I found one just like my Grandma Gege's at pinchmysalt.com. Click here for the link, or look below for a couple variations... It's especially festive in the spring, but you can find a good excuse to make it anytime!

Easy Lemon Cake
1 box yellow cake mix (or use white for a different look)
1 small pkg. lemon jello
3/4 C water
4 eggs, well-beaten
3/4 C oil

Glaze:
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
2 C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a jelly roll pan (I just use my cookie sheet with high sides). Combine cake mix and jello powder and mix to remove lumps. Add eggs, oil and water. Mix together till combined--but don't overmix. There will still be lumps. Pour batter onto pan (or sheet) and smooth it out evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes till toothpick comes out clean.

While cake is baking, mix juice and zest with powdered sugar till it's smooth--try not to have lumps. When cake comes out and is still warm, pierce all over with fork and pour glaze on top. When cake is cooled, cut into squares and serve with dollop of whip cream. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Krista said...

Oh my goodness... THIS IS THE CAKE Travis requests for his birthday every year! (Lemon? Who knows? I need CHOCOLATE for my bday but whatever) and I've been looking for it forever. THANK YOU!