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Luscious Lemon Coffee Cake Recipe

The holidays are a time for special meals, but it's also a season of too little time! That's why this is my favorite coffee cake...year-round. It's so simple to prepare, but it's very flavorful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • CAKE:
  • 1 package yellow cake mix with pudding (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cups vegetable oil


  • 1. Combine topping ingredients and set aside. In a bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, eggs and oil. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle half of the topping over batter. Spoon remaining batter over topping and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining topping. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 336 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Luscious Lemon Coffee Cake

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Patrica390 230754
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"This was a moist cake. Very good, although I can't say there was much of a lemon taste. I went back to review my recipe thinking that maybe I left out lemon juice...not an ingredient. A mild, good, moist cake regardless."

a642483 73808
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Great recipe! Made for a morning function and received lots of compliments on it. Moist and flavorful! Thanks for sharing!"

heartlandmom 40147
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Made this to share at a meeting and it got lots of compliments. The artificial lemon taste was perhaps a little strong for me, but overall a nice cake and a nice change from the usual. The recipe correction note by walterandkathy is important--pour HALF the batter into 13x9 pan, then top with half the topping, etc. My batter was quite thick, not really of "pouring" consistency."

mariebruns 44391
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"very easy - everyone liked it. No need to dirty a bowl to beat the eggs, just put them in with the cake mix . They don't need to be beaten first. Marie"

walterandkathy 43605
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2008

"directions should read: pour half of batter into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 in baking pan. sprinkle with half of toppung. spoon remaining batter over topping and then sprinkle with remaining topping."

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