Luscious Lemon Poke Cake – From Scratch – This is a beautiful yet simple cake that is perfect for an intimate get together, holiday celebration or special occasion. There are very few ingredients in this delicious cake so you can keep the recipe simple and it won’t be too time consuming to make.
I am so excited to post this Lemon Poke Cake recipe for two really good reasons: 1. I finally did it and made it and did not screw it up. 2. I finally did it and made it and did not screw it up! What I did was, I made it and then did not take a picture of it for a week. I did not take a picture of it because I was not happy with the way it looked and did not think it looked like it was cooked at all. I should note at this point, I did not add the lemons to the batter. The reason for this is because I do not like the flavor of lemon in my cake.
I was watching a video one day showing a woman making a cake from scratch – and I was intrigued – so I started searching – and I couldn’t find a recipe – so I decided to make one – and as I searched – I found other people making Poke cakes – and as I searched – I made the recipe – and I’m sharing them with you.
I told myself I wouldn’t get caught up in the “poke” cake craze.
Nonetheless, here I am – I have fallen.
Well, I’m not completely “frenzied.”
But, again, I’m not ruling out that option just yet…
At the very least, it isn’t a “dump” cake, right?
I’m not a fan of “dump” cakes.
I’ll keep my word. Really.
This lemon poke cake reminds me of a childhood favorite.
My mother’s version, on the other hand, very certainly utilized a packaged cake mix.
I simply recall how much I adored that cake.
I’m upgrading this delicious lemony cake by replacing the boxed cake mix with a homemade cake since you’re wonderful and deserved.
The texture of a homemade cake is just unrivaled.
Have you noticed a little increase in your heart rate?
Have you ever tried to make a cake from the ground up?
It isn’t tough, believe me. In any case.
Aside from the texture, one of the things I enjoy most about this lemon poke cake is the lack of icing.
When the cake comes out of the oven, pour a sweet, lemony glaze over the top.
I just baked this cake for a bunch of hard-working men during a casual Greek-themed get-together.
They came all the way from Colorado and North Carolina to finish a project on the base.
They’ve been eating their fair share of Italian cuisine on a daily basis, of course.
A home-cooked dinner, on the other hand, is attractive when you’ve been away from home for a long time, as these men have.
We offered tzatziki, chicken skewers, beef skewers, orzo salad, fresh watermelon salad, and handmade flatbread in addition to the lemon cake.
(Yes. Flatbread prepared from scratch. It was very simple. Mel’s Kitchen Cafe provided the recipe.)
Oh, and mai tais, too.
Several mai tais made with spiced rum, amaretto, fresh juices, and plenty of ice.
Exactly what I needed!
It warmed my heart to watch these hardworking guys huddled around the table, eating several slices of cake and gushing about how wonderful it is.
I doubled the recipe and sent some to Jeff’s office to share.
Cake with Lemon Poke
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To make the cake:
- 1 pound of butter (unsalted)
- a half cup of sugar
- 1 tiny box jello (lemon)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 3 eggs
- 2 and a quarter cup flour
- a quarter teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
To make the glaze:
- a half-cup of powdered sugar
- a quarter-cup of lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the butter and sugar.
- Combine the lemon jello and boiling water in a mixing bowl.
- Stir in the eggs once the water has cooled somewhat.
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Pour into an 11 x 8 baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.
- 30 minutes in the oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- While the cake is baking, make the glaze by mixing together powdered sugar and lemon juice.
- When the cake is taken out of the oven, poke holes all over it with a fork, especially around the edges.
- Spoon glaze over the whole cake while it is still warm.
- Allow it cool fully before slicing into squares and enjoying!
I have been wanting to experiment with making a Lemon Poke Cake for a very long time. It is not easy to find a good tasting lemon cake, because most do not have the lemon flavor I want. I have tried several recipes, but they have all left me wanting more. I have finally found a lemon cake recipe that I enjoy, and I thought I would share it with you all.. Read more about lemon poke cake with condensed milk and let us know what you think.