Lemon Jello Cake

This light and fluffy Lemon Jello Cake is the perfect summer cake! It’s a family recipe that most haven’t heard of and people quickly become lifetime lovers of it!

Summer is almost here! In full disclosure, I make and eat this cake all year long, but it is always extra good in the summer! This recipe was one that my Mom used to make while I was growing up and was often times requested as our birthday cakes!

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The cake has a really cold moist top that is to die for! It 100% of the time turns out fluffy and light! It’s basically impossible to mess up if you follow the below recipe!

LEMON JELLO SUMMER CAKE

Lemon Jello Cake

A light and fluffy lemon cake with a moist top and cool whip frosting!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15
Author Over the Big Moon

Ingredients

  • 1 sm pkg Instant Lemon Jello
  • 1 Lemon Cake Mix
  • 4 Eggs
  • ¾ c Oil
  • 1 ¼ c Water

Instructions

Cake

  1. Add the Lemon Cake Mix and Lemon Jello in a bowl or mixer and combine. If preparing in a bowl, you'll want to use a hand mixer.
  2. Add the wet ingredients.
  3. Mix well and be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 pan. For this recipe, I prefer a metal pan, because it helps the cake get really cold in the refrigerator.
  5. Bake the cake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  6. While the cake is baking, you can prepare the glaze recipe below.
  7. When the cake is nice and golden brown, remove it from the oven.
  8. Pour the glaze over the cake and spread it so it covers the whole thing.
  9. Refrigerate the cake for at least 3 or 4 hours. I prefer to refrigerate it overnight.
  10. When the cake is chilled, serve with whipping cream!

Glaze

  1. While the cake is baking you can go ahead and make the glaze.
  2. Mix 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Whisk until smooth.

Recipe Notes

Enjoy!

Add the Lemon Cake Mix and Lemon Jello in a bowl or mixer and combine. If preparing in a bowl, you’ll want to use a hand mixer.

Add wet ingredients to the dry mix.

Mix the batter well, make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl.

Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. For this recipe I prefer a metal pan, because it helps the cake get really cold!

Bake cake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

While the cake is baking you need to make the glaze.

Mix 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Whisk until smooth.

When the cake is nice and golden brown, remove it from the oven.

While the cake is still hot, poke holes all over the top. Do this until there are holes all over.

Pour the glaze over the entire cake and spread it so it covers the whole cake.

At first it should look like this.

But, after a minute or two it will all be absorbed.

Refrigerate cake for at least 3 or 4 hours. It is best to refrigerate it overnight. When the cake is chilled, serve with whipping cream and enjoy!

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Lisa

Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

Comment

  • For me, it helps when all photos match directions. It might seem like a small thing that you show photos using a Kitchen-aid stand mixer but your directions said to use a hand mixer. I made it a point to use my hand mixer but it doesn’t appear that directions and photos match. Just something to keep in mind. In some recipes a mis-match of photo to directions could matter,or confuse novice cooks. I have this lemon cake in the oven 2 days before Easter for our holiday dinner.Thany you. I love, love lemon cake. Do you have a raspberry icing recipe? That is a delicious combo with lemon cupcakes.

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