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4.5 from 4 votes

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert, Lemon Desserts
Cuisine: American
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


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

For the Cake

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

For the Frosting (Optional)

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