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A Lemon Cake to Die for!

I bake this lemon cake in the winter when my sister comes over for the Christmas holidays.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12


  • For the cake
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix (15.25 oz);
  • 1 box of instant lemon pudding mix (3.4 oz);
  • 3/4 cup water;
  • 3/4 cup oil;
  • 4 eggs
  • For the soaking syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar;
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice;
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted;
  • 2 tbsp water.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x13 baking pan.
  • Beat eggs in a large bowl, using an electric mixer. Add cake mix, pudding mix, water, and oil, and mix until well combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into a baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. While the cake is baking, you can prepare a syrup.
  • To make soaking syrup: in a bowl, combine melted butter, lemon juice, water, and powdered sugar.
  • When the cake is done, poke holes all over the cake with a skewer (or a fork), then pour the soaking syrup over the warm cake. Let it cool completely in a pan before serving.
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