Luscious Lemon Poke Cake

Luscious Lemon Poke Cake


"Lemon lovers will swoon when they realize there's a double dose of their favorite yellow fruit in this layered cake."

Ingredients 4 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 300 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 50g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 321 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place cake layers, top-sides up, in 2 clean 9-inch round cake pans. Pierce cakes with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  2. Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Carefully pour over cake layers. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  3. Beat milk and pudding mix with whisk 2 min. Gently stir in COOL WHIP; set aside. Dip 1 cake pan in warm water 10 sec.; unmold onto serving plate. Spread with about 1 cup pudding mixture. Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on first cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining pudding mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
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  1. 7 Ratings

Kato M.

Easy to make. Even easier to eat! I followed the recipe exactly. It will seem like the cake is drowning after you add the lemon jell-o the but the cake soaks it up while resting in the fridge and becomes very moist. A great summer dessert recipe.


this is a keeper i dont know how can you mess it up its that simple. its my husbands and my favorite. you can also change up the flavors of the gelatin and pudding if you are bored with lemon. i found it couple years ago on

Corinne K.

I was not happy with this recipe. The only thing I changed about it was making it as a 9x13 cake. It was a little soggy and the topping was too runny. I took it to a picnic with a lot of people and only half the cake was eaten. I will not make this one again.