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Delicious Lemon Poke Cake

This recipe comes from the kitchen of Dawn Knight, one of my wonderful co-workers. It's a poke cake, with an added touch of lemon buttercream frosting!
Course Cake, Dessert, Lemon Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Terri


For the Cake

  • 1 box Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
  • 1 small box of Lemon Jell-o 3 oz
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cups hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

For the Frosting (Optional)

  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick spray.

For the Cake

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, jell-o, eggs, oil and water until well combined.
  2. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. While cake is still hot, use the end of a wooden spoon and poke holes throughout the top of the cake.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice together until blended.
  5. Pour lemon sugar mixture over cake while cake is still warm.

For the Frosting (Optional)

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and lemon juice until nice and fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until desired consistency is obtained.
  3. Stir in grated lemon peel.
  4. Frost cake once cake has cooled.