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Layered Lemon Tres Leches Cake

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16 servings

The secret to this yummy lemon cake is 1 package of JELL-O Gelatin stirred into a box cake mix.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, blending dry gelatin mix into batter before pouring into prepared pans. Cool cakes completely in pans.
  • Pierce cakes with large fork at 1/4-inch intervals. Blend next 3 ingredients in blender until smooth; slowly pour over cakes. Refrigerate 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed. (Liquid will slowly be absorbed by the cakes.)
  • Mix 1/2 cup COOL WHIP and juice in medium bowl; stir in remaining COOL WHIP. Stack cake layers on plate, filling and frosting with COOL WHIP mixture. Keep refrigerated.

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How to Serve Cake

Assemble cake on a cake stand or platter that has a rim as some of the cake's milk mixture will run out of the cake as it stands.


To add milk mixture to cake with less mess, pour milk mixture into clean plastic bottle with narrow squirt tip. Insert tip of bottle into hole in cake before gently squeezing milk mixture into hole. Continue across cakes.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 310
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 320mg
Carbohydrate 49g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 38g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • dianesouza |

    I thought it was very good, however, next time I wouldn't add as much of the leche I thought it made cake too soggy.

  • jcutie |

    It was good and came out perfect but I had to dump some of the juice bc I didn't have a deeper enough bottom for the cake juice.

  • DexsLover |

    Absolutely delicious! I used orange jello instead & greek yogurt in place of the sour cream to mix it up a bit. Everyone loved it. Me especially!!