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Lemon Poke Cake

This simple lemon poke cake couldn't be easier to make. Lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix combine forces to make a moist and fluffy sweet treat.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon poke cake
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 457kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • 9x13 baking dish
  • Baking spray
  • Fork
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoon
  • whisk


  • 1 package (15.25 ounces) lemon cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounce) Instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and spray a 9x13" baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir the lemon cake mix and pudding mix together.
    1 package (15.25 ounces) lemon cake mix, 1 package (3.4 ounce) Instant lemon pudding mix
  • Add the water, oil, and eggs into the bowl and whisk until smooth.
    3/4 cup warm water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 4 eggs
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake the cake for 40 minutes. The cake will be golden brown and spring back to the touch.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes across the entire top of the cake with a fork.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Pour the glaze over the top of the hot cake, going slowly so it has time to absorb into the cake as you pour.
    1/2 cup lemon juice, 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Let the cake cool then slice and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg