Super Moist Lemon Poke Cake Recipe Is a Lemon Lover's Dream by 30Seconds Food

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Super Moist Lemon Poke Cake Recipe Is a Lemon Lover's Dream

Lemon rules here at 30Seconds, especially luscious lemon desserts. There's nothing really like the refreshing, tart flavor of a lemon-flavored cake, cookie, cobbler or bread. We found another lemon dessert that's sure to please all those lemon lovers out there: a lemon poke cake.

This super moist lemon poke cake recipe starts with a box of yellow cake mix. We love cake mix cake recipes! Besides a box of yellow cake mix, you'll need a small box of instant lemon pudding, vegetable oil, water, eggs, powdered sugar, butter and fresh lemon juice. After the cake comes out of the oven, poke holes all over the top and pour on the simple lemon glaze. Double the moistness!

Serve this lemon cake for dessert or a sweet snack. It's delicious served with fresh blueberries or raspberries. The tartness of the berries complements the cake perfectly.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 45 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 13x9-inch cake




  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

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Recipe Notes

  • Squeeze your own fresh lemon juice. Fresh is always best!
  • Want even more flavor? Use a lemon cake mix!

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Stir together the cake mix, lemon pudding mix, eggs, vegetable oil and water in a mixing bowl. Pour the batter into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. 
  2. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. To make the glaze, stir together all the ingredients. 
  4. While the cake is still hot, poke holes all over it with a skewer or chopstick. Pour the glaze over the cake. 

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Elisa Schmitz
Yes, please. We love all the luscious lemon dessert recipes here at 30Seconds! #yum
I make lemon cakes and pies all summer long and beyond.

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