Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friday Recipes: A Lemon Gelatin Cake

This one is a day early...but you'll enjoy it all the same. A couple years after we moved to Indiana, my youngest brother swung by for a couple days after participating in a friend's wedding. He raved about a cake they'd served at the rehearsal dinner and even made it for us. Oh my gosh! It was so delicious and tart.

Wait until you see how simple it is...Thinking it's time to make this one again.

Lemon Gelatin Cake

1 package Lemon Cake Mix
1 3 oz package of lemon jello
3/4 cup boiling water
3/4 c. oil
4 eggs
dash of salt (what's a dash anyway?)

Beat the eggs, then add salt, oil, jello, and cake mix. Beat two more minutes. Pour into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

When done, pierce cake all over top ever two inches. Mix 2 cups of powder sugar and 3/4 cup of lemon juice. Pour over the cake while it's still hot.

This cake is best if prepared a day or two before you serve it. Gives the glaze time to really soak in. And it makes a really nice layered cake.


Cecelia Dowdy said...

Cara, you've brought back memories for memories from about 30+ years ago! I believe a classmate and I made this cake during home ec. for a bake sale! If it wasn't this cake, then it was one that was very similiar. Christine (my classmate) provided the recipe and she called it a Jello cake. I remember poking holes in it and pouring the liquid into the cooked cake! Yum!

authorkathyeberly said...

Cara, my mom used to make this all the time! It became one of my favorites. I haven't had it in a long time! Thanks so much for bringing it back!

Cara Putman said...

How fun that you both remember this cake. My mouth is watering thinking about the lemon flavor. I might have to make it this weekend!

kristen said...

I am drooling already! this sounds fantastic! thanks


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