Luscious Lemon Poke Cake

Luscious Lemon Poke Cake


"For a special occasion, garnish this cake with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs just before serving."
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4 h 30 m servings 300 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.2g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 323 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place cake layers, top-sides up, in two clean 9-inch round cake pans. Pierce cakes with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  2. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in medium bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Carefully pour evenly over cake layers. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  3. Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping; set aside. Dip one cake pan in warm water 10 seconds; unmold onto serving plate. Spread with about 1 cup of the pudding mixture. Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on first cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining pudding mixture. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.
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Great cake. I made two of these, one for me and one for a BBQ. On the second one I used yellow cake mix and it was just as good as the original recipe. A perfect summer cake.

This is one of my all time fave cakes! I always get rave reviews when I make it too. I do use a lemon cake instead of white and bake it in a 9x13 just frosting the top instead of doing layers.

Yum! Fresh and summery!

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