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Lemon Cake

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16 servings

The citrusy appeal of this crowd-pleasing lemon cake comes from lemonade flavor drink mix and fresh lemon zest.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Reserve 2 Tbsp. drink mix; place remaining drink mix in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup water; stir until mix is dissolved. Add cake mix, sour cream, eggs, oil and half the lemon zest; beat with mixer until blended. Pour into 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 40 to 43 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake completely. Meanwhile, toss remaining zest with 1 Tbsp. of the reserved drink mix; freeze.
  • Add remaining water to remaining drink mix in medium bowl; stir with whisk until mix is dissolved. Gradually stir in sugar until blended; drizzle over cake. Garnish with frozen zest.

Easy Greasing

Making a cake from a boxed mix? Keep your hand clean when greasing the pan by using the bag from the mix. Empty the mix into the bowl, slip the bag over your hand and use this protected hand for greasing. Then, toss the bag away.

How to Test Cake for Doneness

To prevent overbaking, check cakes or cupcakes at the minimum baking time indicated in recipe. Insert a toothpick in center of cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If it does not come out clean, return to the oven for a few additional minutes before rechecking.

Stocking Your Kitchen

Cooling racks are a must for the kitchen if you plan to do a lot of baking. This piece of equipment is necessary for proper cooling of cakes, cookies and other baked goods and for protecting countertops. Buy strong racks for durability and strength.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 230
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 210mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 8 %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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