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
1 cup lemon-lime flavored soda (I used Sprite)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbs. lemon zest
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?