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Lemon Cake Recipe
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Lemon Cake Recipe

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This fluffy cake is full of citrus flavor but not much fat or cholesterol. Preparation starts with a boxed mix for convenience and ends with a refreshing two-ingredient lemon glaze.—Bonita Giesbrecht, Glenn, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • LEMON GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 225 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, gelatin, water, egg whites, applesauce, oil, lemon extract and food coloring if desired; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, for glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle about a third of glaze over cake; carefully spread evenly. Repeat with remaining glaze. Cool completely. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Cake in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 225 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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

Reviews for Lemon Cake(34)

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

Light and not to sweet. Great Saturday snack and I will be making it again.

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

Love this cake, I can never get enough Lemon flavor, but this cake has it. I will make this over and over. Thanks.

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

Easy to make and a great tart flavor...will make again..will be a great summertime go to

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

I made this recipe for a monthly luncheon my church has for retired members. It was easy to make, quite tasty, and I got requests for copies of the recipe. I did not use food coloring, and the cake was quite yellow.

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

This cake was sooo good!

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