Friday, May 6, 2011

Lemon Cake w/a Lemon Frosting

I made this cake for Easter and it was the perfect dessert to ring in Spring!  It was such a moist cake with the most luscious creamy lemon frosting that you would ever lay your lips on!  I think that this would be the perfect cake to make for all those Mother's out there this Sunday for Mother's Day!  

I am so sad that we are not going to be able to share this Mother's Day with our moms!  I just have to say that I have been truly blessed with the most amazing mom a girl could ask for!  She has taught me so  much throughout the years and has been the best example of what a mom should be!  She is the one who has inspired me to have a love for cooking and baking. She is truly one AMAZING cook.  I have also been blessed with the most kind and loving Mother-in-law.  She too is one of the most AMAZING cooks and has taught me a lot about cooking also.  We love you MOM and hope that you have the most amazing Mother's Day because you guys deserve it!

Happy Mother's day to all you moms out there!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

For the Cake:
1 Lemon Cake Mix
1 (4oz) package of Instant Lemon Pudding
1 cup Sour Cream
3/4 cup Water
3/4 cup Oil
4 whole Eggs

For the Lemon Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) Butter (softened)
6-8 cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Lemon Zest

Mix together the cake mix and the pudding packet.  Mix in the sour cream, water, oil, and eggs and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.  Pour into 2 greased Round cake pans (or a 9x13).

Bake @ *350 for 30-40 minutes.  When a toothpick comes out CRUMBLY not CLEAN then the cake is done.  Cool in pans for about 5 minutes, than transfer to a wire cooling rack and let cool completely. 

For the frosting, blend together the butter, lemon juice, zest, and 4 cups of powdered sugar till smooth. Slowly add in more sugar till spreading consistency. I used about 6 cups.  Place the 1st layer onto a cake plate and spread a thin layer of frosting over the top.  Place the 2nd layer on top of that and frost the top and all the sides of the cake!  Serve with a strawberry for garnish and a big glass of milk! Enjoy!

(Recipe Source: An old co-worker Keveny)


  1. This is almost exactly like the cake I requested my husband make me for Mother's Day! Instead of frosting, though, he puts a raspberry sauce and whipped cream over the top. I can't wait!

  2. Wow! This cake is beautiful and I'm sure tastes fantastic! Your family is lucky to have you!

  3. I love most things lemon. This looks so delicious to me! Thank you for posting! :)

  4. Wow Amber that sounds so good! I am gonna have to try that next time! Thank you Haley you always say the nicest things! Thanks GGMom!

  5. A very pretty cake... and I'm sure it tastes delicious!

  6. Oh boy - lemon is my weakness. This would be the best cake for Moms. I don't know many gals who don't LOVE lemon desserts. This is perfect. I wonder if I could put this recipe somewhere my hubby would see it without being too obvious..LOL.

  7. Hi! I found your blog today through ValSoCal, and it is too funny that I also posted about a lemon cake today! And I am loving that frosting. It is very summery.

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  8. This is awesome!!! I'm obsessed with anything lemon!!!!

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE lemon desserts! This looks fabulous to me, Muriel!SO wonderful to connect with you!

  10. I am a sucker for anything lemon and wish I had a slice of this right now!!


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