EmilyGrace Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 9:05pm
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Hello! I use Betty Crocker cake mixes and I have searched high and low for lemon cake mix but can't find it anywhere! I bought a package of Duncan Hines lemon instead but it flopped (I think I'm used to the way Betty Crocker bakes so I under cooked it). I also didn't really like the taste. Does any one have a recipe to turn a white or yellow cake mix into lemon? I have lemon pudding and a few fresh lemons... any ideas?


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bashini Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 9:39pm
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Hi, I don't use cake mixes, but can't you add lemon juice and zest to the white cake? This is just a suggesion. icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 9:43pm
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I use lemon icing fruit. Check with your local cake supplies store to see if they carry it. You can also order it from CK. In fact I keep orange, strawberry and lemon on hand at all times! That way at a moments notice I can make the following cakes: white, almond white (almond extract), strawberry, lemon and orange. (I bake from scratch, but icing fruit works with any batter or icing.)

rvercher23 Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 9:53pm
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I just made a cake for a bride who wanted pineapple cake, and instead of doing a pineapple cake, I used the WASC and left out the almond extract and added pineapple extract and 1 extra teaspoon, I am sure you could do the same with lemon extract, just adjust the amount of extract little by little until you get the right flavor.Oh, and it was great! Good luck!

KathleenR Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 10:01pm
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I made the WASC this week and added lemon extract instead of the almond, put in a box of lemon pudding, and used 1/3 cup of lemon juice in place of the same amount of water. I didn't have fresh lemons or I would have put in some zest. It was wonderful, everyone raved.

EmilyGrace Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 10:18pm
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I think I'll try the WASC cake with lemon extract, lemon pudding and zest... hopefully it'll taste as good as it sounds!

jaja48 Posted 20 Jan 2015 , 6:19pm
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I just contacted Betty Crocker with that exact same question.  They said to use 2 tbsp lemon juice INSTEAD of any water.  When I asked why she said if you use water with the lemon juice it will fall.  Bake as usual.  I'm going to try it right now.  

Jedi Knight Posted 20 Jan 2015 , 6:43pm
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AGrated zest of two organic lemons.

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