Lemon Jello Cake

 Lots of recipes out there for Lemon Jello Cake. Most of them, like this one use a cake mix. I have always made it with a Duncan Hines cake mix, but use the one you like best. I will say however, that Jello brand jello is better than any store brand I have used. I do use some store brand items, but not for a Jello replacement.
 This makes a moist cake that is great to take to a potluck or family dinner or just to eat for your own family. It keeps well, but I rarely have it around long as everyone likes it.
I think the no frosting just a glaze helps keep it from being overly sweet and the jello keeps it moist. 
Lemon Jello Cake
1 lemon cake mix
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 small box (3 oz.) Jello Lemon or Citrus flavor
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray or grease and flour 9x13 inch baking pan.
In bowl of a mixer, mix the cake mix, eggs, water, oil and dry jello together. Pour into the greased and floured 9x13 inch pan.
Bake at 350°F for 27 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few crumbs clinging to it. The cake should spring back when lightly touched with a finger.
 When cake is done, prick with 2 tine fork while still hot. Immediately pour lemon glaze over top. Let it soak in as you go so it doesn’t run over. Cool and enjoy.
lemon juice
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
lemon zest (optional)

In a small bowl, mix lemon juice and powdered sugar until you have a thin, pourable glaze


  1. I'm assuming that's lemon jello? Interesting comment on using Jello. I don't like Royal, but use Fry's (Kroger) store brand almost exclusively.
    I hope this gets thru. I've replied to other posts and get to that stupid picture matching part and click and click and click on pictures and never get there so just give up and go away.

    1. Hi HaroldS, Sorry to hear that you are having a problem commenting. I guess I haven't tried to log on to comment so am not sure what blogger is doing with the comment log on. I find I have a problem when I have to read the dancing letters and tend to give up then.
      Anyway, yes the jello is lemon, sorry about that. I have also used orange jello or lime if that is all I have on hand. Since we don't have Kroger stores here in the midwest I guess I will have to stick with Jello, our store brands here are not good.

  2. Yum Yum.
    I bet strawberry cake mix with strawberry Jell-O will be good as well. Will be fun trying out different mixes with different flavors of Jell-O.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Will be making this come this weekend.

    1. Colleen, The strawberry sounds good, hadn't thought of that one. Hope you enjoy it as much as my bunch does.


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