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Luscious Lemon Gelatin Cake

Luscious Lemon Gelatin CakeThis easy cake is a lemon-lover's delight. The buttery lemon syrup gives the cake an incredibly moist texture and so much lemony flavor, it almost makes your mouth pucker—but not quite!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (18.25-ounce) package lemon cake mix
1 (3-ounce) package lemon gelatin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon extract
4 large eggs

Lemon Syrup:
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Place all ingredients into large mixing bowl. With electric mixer, beat for 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Remove and pierce hot cake with the tines of a serving fork all over top of cake. Spread lemon icing evenly over top of hot cake. Cool.
  4. For Lemon Syrup: Combine all ingredients in small bowl, mixing well. Spread over hot cake. Cool completely.
  5. Just before serving, sprinkle powdered sugar over top of cooled cake, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 371.1 calories; 51% calories from fat; 21.8g total fat; 78.1mg cholesterol; 189.2mg sodium; 93.0mg potassium; 41.4g carbohydrates; 0.0g fiber; 6.8g sugar; 41.4g net carbs; 4.0g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Cantil; copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.