Oct 15, 2009

Yellow Cake Mix Lemon Bundt or Tube Cake

Cake Mix Lemon Cake




I have had a huge craving for lemon cake. I have no idea why, but I just had to try to make this cake lemony. This was the BEST CAKE! It is almost gone, and that never happens in our house. I am planning on making it again today because it was so AWESOME! Not that I need to eat more cake, but oh well...that's what treadmills are for, right?

Anyone have a favorite cake mix recipe made with yellow cake? I would love to see it. I have about 12 boxes of yellow cake mix to bake up and I need some variations.

Cake Ingredients:

1 box yellow cake mix (or lemon)
1 box (4 oz) Cream Cheese Instant Pudding mix ( vanilla or lemon pudding)
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tsp lemon extract (you could try to substitute with lemon juice and lemon zest)
3 eggs

Cake Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325*. Grease bundt pan or tube pan with shortening and flour or Baker's Joy (baking spray and flour). Using a mixer beat together cake mix, pudding, water, oil, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and eggs on low for 30 seconds; Mix on high for 2 minutes; Pour into cake pan. Bake for 40 - 55 minutes until a toothpick or knife inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

Frosting Ingredients:

1 can of frosting (vanilla, buttercream, or cream cheese)
1 - 2 Tbsp lemon juice
1-2 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
a few splashes of milk to thin it

In a large bowl, mix frosting, lemon juice, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Using mixer whip frosting; add a few splashes of milk to frosting and mix. Continue adding milk until the desired consistency is reached. It should be somewhat runny, so you can drizzle the frosting on the cake.

Frosting Yields enough for 2 cakes.

1 comment :

  1. Okay. So now I am really hungry for lemon cake. It's too late for me to head to the store. Drat! I just wanted to thank you for posting to Crock Pot Wednesday and to let you know that Mister Linky is up for this week. There's a giveaway going on!

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