Lemon Drop Cake

Lemon Drop Cake

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"Add a special touch and fresh citrus zing to a cake mix treat. Fork-poking and pouring sweetened lemon juice over a baked Betty Crocker® cake is the delicious secret"
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3 h 15 m servings 442 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 71.4g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 333 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. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pans). Line 2 (8-inch) square pans with foil; grease bottoms and sides of pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pans. Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice. Poke top of warm cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking. Drizzle and spread lemon mixture over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
  4. In small microwaveable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on High 15 seconds. On serving plate, place 1 cake, rounded side down. Spread with half of frosting. Top with second cake, rounded side up. Frost top of cake with remaining frosting. Garnish with lemon drop candies. Store loosely covered at room temperature.


  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box for 8-inch pans.


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Really nice for a change of pace of birthday cakes. I made this for a coworkers birthday and it was demolished. I will say it was not one of my prettiest cakes, it gets a bit sticky and dense,...

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