Memaw's Lemon Sunshine Cake Recipe -
Memaw's Lemon Sunshine Cake  Recipe

Memaw's Lemon Sunshine Cake

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"This is the BEST cake I have ever had, hands down! My Memaw used to make this for holidays from Easter to Christmas. It is a family favorite! Easy to make and delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 1 10-inch fluted tube cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan (such as a Bundt®).
  3. Beat lemon cake mix, lemon pudding mix, white sugar, eggs, 1 cup peach nectar, and vegetable oil in a bowl with electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until top of cake springs back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
  6. Cool cake in the pan for 15 minutes before removing cake to finish cooling on rack.
  7. Mix confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup peach nectar, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a bowl to make a smooth frosting.
  8. Place cake on a serving platter; poke holes in top of the cake with a fork. Pour frosting slowly over the cake, allowing frosting to soak into the holes and drizzle down the sides of the cake.
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Aug 03, 2012

Memaw knows how to make a lemon cake! Moist, delicious, and oh so lemony! Easy to make too! Thank you for sharing!! I didn't make any changes at all!

Oct 01, 2012

I made this today and we just had a piece of it. It is very moist and very tasty and the frosting/icing is the best part. Anyway, if you are looking for a very moist, peachy, lemony cake, this is perfect. I used a bunt pan and it was done in about 47 minutes. Thank you Acygan for putting this recipe up!


5 Ratings

Aug 06, 2012

Sounds great. Only I would make the lemon cake from scratch.

Jun 26, 2013

I did swap peach nectar for lemon lime soda (I used diet Sun Drop), I used sugar-free lemon pudding mix and otherwise followed instructions / ingredients per the original. This cake is FANTASTIC!! Lemon-lime soda makes a great substitute if you don't have peach nectar around. I would recommend halving the glaze - I thought the 2 cups of powdered sugar concoction was too much - it puddled around the base and made the bottom a little soggy, and I had to keep pouring it back into the bowl and re-drizzling it over the top trying to use it all. The glaze is a great addition, but I think half would be perfect. Great recipe!!

May 25, 2013

My kids loved this cake--it's sweet and the flavors are sunny and bright. I think I prefer more natural flavors, but overall, a four star recipe. Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 445 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 72.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 442 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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