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Mom’s Luscious Lemon Cake

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  • 1 3-oz package lemon flavored gelatin (she used Jello brand)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 box lemon cake mix (she used Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme but any brand will do)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Juice of 1 or 2 lemons


  1. In a small bowl, mix boiling water with gelatin to dissolve. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Prepare 9×13 baking pan with baking spray or rub sides and bottom of pan with Crisco and flour lightly. Set aside. (You could also use 2 round pans but adjust baking time according to box instructions.)
  4. Once gelatin has cooled to a lukewarm temperature, in another large bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil on low speed, just until moistened. Slowly add liquid Jello to cake mixture. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into pan and bake immediately. Bake for 22-25 minutes.
  5. Take out of oven and cool for 5 minutes. While cake is cooling, Make the glaze. Whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. You don’t want the glaze to be too thick.
  6. Poke holes in the cake with a fork every couple of inches. Smooth the glaze over the cake with a spatula so the glaze goes down inside the holes. Make sure you use the entire amount of the glaze.
  7. Let cake cool completely (leave in pan). Enjoy! Be ready to make this recipe at every family gathering because it will be popular!


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