Luscious Lemon Pound Cake!



 
This is a delicious lemon pound cake that is made really easy by using a cake mix.   Now, some cakes are better made from scratch and most of the true classics really need to be made from scratch.  However, every now and then, a truly wonderful cake starts with boxed cake mix  and this is one of those cakes.  I have made lemon pound cakes from scratch and to be honest they weren't  a bit better than this one.  Here is what you will need for this cake: 
 
 
1 (18.25 oz.) lemon cake mix (be sure it's the full size  and not one of the reduced size ones)
1 (3.5 oz.) box of lemon gelatin
4 eggs
1 cup lemon-lime flavored soda (I used Sprite)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbs. lemon zest
 
Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2  Tbs. fresh lemon juice
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 
Mix the cake mix and the rest of the cake ingredients.  Do not over mix. 
 
Spray a tube pan or a Bundt pan well with nonstick baking spray.  Pour cake into pan and place in oven.  Bake for approximately 42-45 minutes.   Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.  Run a sharp knife around the edge to loosen and then turn out onto a cake plate. 
 
Allow to cool.  Mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 - 2 Tbs. lemon juice to make a glaze.  Drizzle over the top of the cake, allowing some to drip down the sides.
 
That's it and you have this "Luscious Lemon Pound Cake"!  Wasn't that easy?


35 comments:

  1. Bake for 45min .>>>>>>>>>>.remove from oven and allow to cook for 20>>>>>>>>>>>> does not make sense how can you cook for 20 min after you removed from oven?

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    1. It's cool for 20 minutes.

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    2. Anonymous! REALLY?? Even my 10 yr old grand daughter knew it was a typo that was supposed to read " cool "! Damn....some people just love to be critical to make themselves appear to be superior!

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    3. My mother used to make one like this. I've wished for her recipe so many times, and now I've got it! Its also yummy with orange cake and undiluted frozen orange juice instead of the lemon juice. Thanks for the recipe! I can hardly wait to make this!

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    4. It's COOL. Really????Really????

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    5. There is no typo - - it clearly says COOL

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    6. I like your comments/replies "ron724"...! hehehehe :) And "Anonymous on 9-13-13 at 1:51 PM"!

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  2. Great recipe! This should address the dryness issues of "scratch" pound cake.
    Thank you!

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  3. G'day! Lovely looking cake, TRUE!
    I could go for some now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  4. I made this today and it was GREAT so moist. I left off the glazed and use fresh strawberries

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  5. I always read words and change letters like "cook" vs "cool". I had to laugh, because it is delightful to laugh at myself!

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  6. it says cool. not cook. looks so good. might try this next weekend.

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  7. Looks yummy, can't wait to try! Thanks! =))

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  8. Looks easy and sounds delicious. Will make this one for sure when I have a summer gathering. Even in the north (wisconsin) we enjoy trying new receipes out. by cherie c.

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  9. This is soooo good and easy. We gobbled it up in no time.

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  10. This is soooo good and easy. We gobbled it up in no time and I'm ready to make another.

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  11. Well this looks like one that I could actually make... I have had the worst luck with pound cakes..... And my favorite pound cake is lemon.... If this works out, Publix will be wondering why they have some many extra ones.... I'll never have to buy one again... {:0)

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  12. It calls for Lemon Jello- do they mean the pudding, or the gelatin?

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    1. Jello is gelatin, if it was pudding it would say pudding.

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  13. I bet if you used a strawberry cake mix, it would make a great strawberry - lemonade cake!

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  14. Did you ever decide if its Gelatin or Pudding mix?

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  15. They mean lemon jello. I have a recipe from my grandma and she made this (using water instead of sprite) and put it in a sheet pan and when it was done she would poke holes in it with a toothpick and pour on a glaze of powdered sugar and lemon juice. I have made it with strawberry cake with strawberry jello. I imaging whatever flavor you made, they will all be good!

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  16. Do you think this is diabetic "friendly" if you don't use the glaze?

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  17. it says gelitan...not pudding..

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  18. I just made this cake to take to a ladies card party tomorrow. Waiting for it to totally cool so I can drizzle with the glaze. Smelled awesome while baking, hope it's as good. Will followup on taste comments. Thanks

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  19. Lemons apparently bring out sour personalities lol so many critical comments!
    Looks awesome! Going to make one for my mother :)

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    1. Thank you, I hope your mother loves it. As for the comments, I just let them roll on most days. :)

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  20. A must try, it sounds easy

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  21. I made an orange poundcake with orange jello and orange juice replacing the sprite. It was great. It didn't need icing.

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  22. I could not find an 18+oz cake mix. The largest was 16.5 and that is what I used. The cake did not rise. That was the only difference. Where do you find the slightly larger cake mix. I looked at all the brands and the 16.5 was the largest I found.

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  23. God Bless You! and thank you for the great recipe!

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  24. I made this cake and my husband LOVED it! This has. Become my go to lemon pound cake recipe. You have the best recipes ever!

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  25. Sounds so good cannot wait to try need an easy like this recipe for buffet Thanksgiving.I live overseas im sick less time in kitchen the better.A quick dish possibly ??????

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