Two Great Lemon Cake Recipes

Lemonade Cake

I had this idea about converting an old recipe, Lemon Glaze Cake, into something more homemade. And I’d add lemonade. Lemonade Cake … How clever and original! Until you do a Google search! Well, my recipe is original anyway.

Until I post my recipe for Lemonade Cake … you might enjoy reviewing an ancient poke cake recipe. Thank you Connie Swearingen for the Lemon Glaze Cake recipe … Your favorite cake over 50 years ago. I bet many are still making this version and loving it.

Lemon Glaze Cake1 Yellow cake mix (no extras added like pudding)
1 Small box lemon jello
3/4 Cup vegetable oil
3/4 Cup water
3 Eggs

Beat all ingredients together for about 4 minutes. Bake according to cake package directions using an oblong baking dish.
When done remove from oven. Let cool briefly. Use a cooking fork and poke holes down to the bottom of the dish all across the top of the cake about every inch or so. Then pour the following across the warm cake: 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice mixed thoroughly.


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Easy Quick Dessert – Banana Spice Cake

Banana Spice Cake

Everyone is clamoring for dessert but you have none! Ten minutes to mix up and by thirty you’re eating it! Don’t get me wrong … I love fancy. And I don’t mind complicated. But sometimes simple and quick is needed and welcomed.

Banana cake in its simplest form is delicious. And it seems banana bread and muffins are plentiful wherever you go. So, I’m into changing up banana baked goods just because after years of somewhat the same taste I need a change up. Try my Hint of Orange Banana Nut Bread recipe too.

Why just one layer? This is a cake meant to be eaten up quickly. It will keep for a day or two and freezes well. But the idea is, oven fresh!

You have young chefs … This is a great learning experience and simple enough for a beginner to put together.

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Blueberry Cake for Two

Blueberry Cake

Craving something blueberry for dessert? This cake works nicely. Whips up in minutes by hand and within 30 you are enjoying this dessert … warm with a dollop of ice cream.

This old fashioned dessert, sometimes called Blueberry Buckle, can second as a coffee cake. 

I’ve used 2 six ounce ramekins to decrease the baking time. And I really enjoy the look of this individual serving dish.

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Italian Cream Cake

Italian Cream Cake



This is absolutely my favorite cake! There are plenty of decadent cakes I would never turn down but usually one or two bites of these satisfy … not that I stop at that! But with this Italian Cream Cake I find myself wishing I had another piece. It’s a very dangerous cake for me to bake unless it’s going to be eaten up by guests immediately.

If you like German Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake … And what is the recipe going around recently … Hummingbird Cake … I believe you will like this one. And maybe better!


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German Chocolate Cake – Old Fashioned

German Chocolate Cake

I’ve had many requests for this German Chocolate Cake … A cake recipe I’ve been putting together since I was a teen. Three layers with cooked frosting and expensive ingredients make this a special occasion cake. One of my very best friends (you know the kind … you don’t talk for years but you are there for each other when needed as if no time had passed) loves this cake. She and I worked together on and off for over 20 years … some of the most fulfilling work years I’ve experienced. Our work was grueling but Lori’s humor made often unbearable days bearable.

Here is your birthday cake … really late but I hope you enjoy it!

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Filled Mini-Cupcakes For St. Patrick’s

Filled Mini-Cupcakes

These filled mini-cupcakes are a great treat for both children and adults. My sister-in-law, Ruth, had suggested these mini-cupcakes for my blog … They are such an easy change up treat. Use my quick white cupcake recipe here, your own, or a box mix. You can change up the flavor of both the cupcakes and frosting-filling … And the color of the frosting-filling. This dessert will work for so many occasions … baby showers, bridal showers, holidays, birthdays….

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Cream Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Italian Cream Cake Undone

Cream Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

This delicious yellow cake is a simple version of my Italian Cream Cake. When the coconut and pecans in the original recipe are removed the crumb of the cake changes to a light fine texture. Coconut is a taste and texture not all appreciate. The cream cheese frosting has been changed as well for the same reason. Yep, this was changed up for a special birthday.

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Tomato Soup Mystery Cake Now Pumpkin SpicE

Spice CakeThis was Marc’s choice for a birthday cake … The Mystery Cake for the mystery man.

I have tested alternatives to the main ingredient, canned tomato soup. With this recipe I substituted pumpkin with terrific results. The idea of pumpkin puree just sounds better for several reasons.

The cake is called a mystery because of the hidden tomato soup ingredient that cannot be detected in the flavor of the cake. As for the pumpkin substitution, it is hard to determine if the spices used take the palate to a pumpkin place as in pumpkin pie.

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