Video – Easy Lemon Cake

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  • lemon (or yellow) box cake
  • 3 oz regular lemon jello
  • 3/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice

Tools needed:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • 9″x13″ pan
  • Flour
  • Crisco or something like it
  • Hand mixer


  1. Grease and flour a 9″x13″ pan, set aside
  2. Preheat oven to whatever temp it says on the box cake.
  3. In large mixing bowl combine cake mix and jello
  4. Add all wet ingredients and stir until all mix is wet (batter will be all lumpy)
  5. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds. (Stop half way through to scrape bottom and sides of bowl)
  6. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. (Stop half way through to scrape bottom and sides of bowl)
  7. Pour into greased pan, make sure batter is even and toss in the oven. Set time for the time listed on the box
  8. While it cooks, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice. When cake comes out of oven, poke it all over with a fork and pour glaze all over cake.
  9. Let cool until it’s cool enough to cut a huge piece out of and eat it like a greedy little kid. :)

This is not a recipe I would normally post, being that it involves jello and a box cake. In fact, I can’t bake a regular box cake without it falling. From scratch I have down, but those damn boxes always screw me up. But I digress…. So I’m posting this video and recipe because it’s super easy, light and summery and I love it. It could be a nostalgia thing, but I think it’s just a super good cake. I give all the credit to my Mom, as this is her recipe that I tweaked a little to make it more lemony.


  1. Zach commented on August 10th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I’m going to try this for sure!

  2. Esther commented on November 21st, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Melanie! If I don’t wanna use a box cake mix, what can I do to substitute? :)

  3. Marlo commented on May 19th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Is that Jello as in gelatin? Or Jello brand pudding??

  4. caitlin commented on March 21st, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    DUDE your cracking me up!!!!!! Your blending was like **Sham WOW*** done… just like two seconds… then your smiling at the camera like… ok were done… that threw me off… I WANT CAKE!

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