Golden Lemon Cake Recipe
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Golden Lemon Cake Recipe

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I love lemon cake, so when I found this recipe in our local newspaper, I decided to try it. I've been making it ever since. Whenever I bring it to a potluck supper I always take the recipe along, because someone's sure to ask for it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup warm tap water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • TANGY CITRUS GLAZE:
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 484 calories, 23 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 373 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. For cake, combine all ingredients in large bowl. Beat at low speed until moistened, then at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into greased and floured 12-cup tube pan. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes, then remove cake and place on wire rack.
  2. For glaze, combine ingredients in saucepan; bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes. Place platter under wire rack. Using toothpick, poke holes in top of cake; pour glaze over top and sides. Allow cake to cool completely before cutting. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Golden Lemon Cake in Country Extra September 1990, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 484 calories, 23 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 373 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"I made this for a church's ladies night out. I used lemon flavored olive oil for the vegetable oil. I got rave reviews and the recipe was requested numerous times."

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"My family loved this cake. Since I love lemon, I thought it was yummy.Robin"

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"It's scrumptious and tastes way better then any store bought lemon cakes. I'm not sure how many holes a normal person pokes into the cake, but I went a little crazy and did the outsides too. After glazing it, I took the remaining glaze that fell onto the platter and glazed it a second time. It turned out super moist."

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"DELICIOUS"

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"Sounds devine"

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