Lemon Delight CakeFebruary 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Posted in dessert | 31 Comments
Tags: Cake, dessert, Lemon
Can you believe I’ve actually baked something???
Well you’re going to be seeing more because Santa brought me a beautiful Corvette red KitchenAid Mixer for Christmas. After turning out two miserably failed loaves of bread, I decided to keep my spirits up by making this ridiculously easy cake.
I’ve had this recipe since I was a kid. I’m pretty sure this was a 4-H baking project and can even remember entering this cake into the 4-H fair along with a delicious chocolate cake that I’ll make and share one of these days. I haven’t made this cake for over 20 some years, but you know…it was just as delicious as I remember.
This is super easy if you use a cake mix but even more delicious if you use your favorite cake recipe from scratch. This turns out to be a super moist dessert that never fails to please.
My favorite part of this recipe is the versatility. I’ll explain that part later.
Here’s how easy this is:
- Bake your favorite white cake.
- While the cake is baking, dissolve two small packages of lemon jello in 2 cups very hot water. Stir until dissolved.
- When the cake is done and has cooled, take a toothpick and poke deep holes all over the cake.
- Gently pour the dissolved jello over the cake so that the liquid seeps into the holes and into the cake.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Top with a thin layer of lemon pudding.
- Top that with whipped cream.
Ok, here’s where the fun comes in. Lots of flavor combinations available, just browse the Jello isle and pick your potion.
How about: Chocolate Delight Cake with Black Cherry Jello, vanilla pudding, topped with whipped cream and top each slice with a cherry…
or Strawberry Delight (white) cake with strawberry Jello, vanilla pudding, whipped cream and topped with a fresh strawberry…
Surely there’s a butterscotch idea hiding somewhere on that shelf…