Recipe by Julie
"The surprise ingredient tarragon puts the 'wow' in this cake. Both kids and adults love it - people are always asking me for this unique, irresistible recipe!"
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
yellow cake mix
1 (3.5 ounce) package
instant coconut cream pudding mix
lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
Really REALLY great! It needs icing, so I stirred a little lemon juice into about 1 cup of powdered sugar until I could drizzle it. This cake is adored by all I've served (and that's a lot!).
a nice lemon cake, but it doesn't have that lemon "zing," even after adding a lemon drizzle icing. had to bake it for 40-45 minutes, and turned out quite moist and nice. the tarragon is overpowered by the coconut pudding mix, as that's the taste that lingers on the palate. next time i'm going to try it with a lemon pudding mix instead, and possibly lemon cake mix as well. if you are looking for a mild lemon, "creamy" flavored cake, this would be it.
This cake is terrific! I loved the delicate texture, wonderful flavor, and ease of preparation. I put a simple glaze of powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla on top. It was fantastic!
Wonderful cake, although I did use a lemon cake mix. I also made a lemon glaze, adding a few drops of lemon oil and grated lemon peel into the glaze.
I was planning a birthday party for my cousin and her friends and I decided to try this cake out. Needless to say that all the kids loved it and the parents of the others wanted to know the recipe! This one "takes the cake."
Cool! Who would have thought that tarragon would work in cake? I love lemon cake, and I love this one the most.
A great cake! I used a lemon cake mix and made a lemon glaze. My husband especially loved it and has requested it for his birthday cake. I can hardly wait to serve it again, I think it would be fantastic with either fresh sliced strawberries or a blueberry sauce and whipped cream. A definite keeper!
WOW is right. I whipped up this gem for Family Easter this year and it was a huge hit. Grandma had 3 slices!
I used both lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix, and followed the suggestion of several other reviewers to double the tarragon. ALL good choices! The tarragon is refreshing and adds complexity, and is still subtle after doubling.
I also glazed with a simple saucepan mix of butter, powdered sugar, and lemon juice. I poked holes on top so glaze could seep directly INto the cake, then spread any excess on top. The glaze added that TANG that I crave from a lemon cake.
This cake single-handedly won me the title of Official Holiday Dessert Chef in our family. No easy feat! Thanks Julie!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemon Wow Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 171
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