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Lemon Cake to Keep You Warm on a Winter Night

Rachel loves simple recipes, especially when the results are delicious and loved by the whole family. This recipe fits the bill.

Learn to make this warm lemon cake!

Learn to make this warm lemon cake!

Why Lemon Cake?

Some desserts are great for warming you up on a cold winter night.

This lemon cake, with its citrusy and delightful burst of flavor, is one of those desserts. The lemon filling finds its way to the bottom of the cake during the baking process, and that makes it even more delicious. A scoop of homemade cream served alongside pushes it over the top.

Why lemon? Lemon flavoring goes with warm tea, which warms you up in the winter. Think of other lemony recipes, as well—including lemon juice sprinkles on hot breaded pork chops or breaded veal chops, and lemon rind sprinkles through a warm slice of pound cake. Need I say more?

This cake is actually served warm; hence the title. I hope you get to enjoy this recipe.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

55 min

1 hour 10 min

16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 (3.4-oz) packages Jello-O instant pudding, lemon flavor
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare cake batter as directed on the package. Then, pour the batter into a 13 x 9" baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. With a whisk, beat the dry pudding mixes, granulated sugar, milk, and water for 2 minutes. Pour this mix over the batter in the pan.
  4. Place the baking pan on a rimmed baking sheet. (The baking sheet will catch any sauce that might bubble over the sides of the pan during baking.)
  5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes. (The sauce will sink to the bottom and thicken slightly as it cools.) Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.

Step-by-Step Photos

Cake mix

Cake mix

Mixing the lemon pudding and other ingredients

Mixing the lemon pudding and other ingredients

Going in the oven

Going in the oven

Baked cake, nice and golden

Baked cake, nice and golden

© 2020 Rachel L Alba