Threw ingredients together to get a cake with a texture between pound cake and cake. Huge Hit!!!!! Extremely Moist!!!!
Pairs up great with rapsberry filling—what I call Lemon-Berry
Alternative: add poppy seeds


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1 small box instant lemon pie mix (pudding)
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/3 c oil
  • 1/2 sprite or mt. dew


    Mix all dry ingredients well. Add liquids and eggs slowly and mix 2-3 min until
    blended well. Pour into (2) 8×2 pans and bake @ 350 for 30-40 min. I always wait until I smell cake and use the pinch test. Cool in pans 10 min then place on cooling racks. This is great with raspberry filling and a huge hit for weddings. It also carves well. Enjoy!


sfisher Says... 12 Mar 2010 , 6:13am

What kind of frosting do you use?

christeena Says... 12 Mar 2010 , 6:56am

Is that 1/2 of a can of soda or 1/2 of a cup of soda???

jnczmom Says... 12 Mar 2010 , 7:56am

Sounds wonderful! I was also curious about the soda - 1/2 can or 1/2 cup?

2SchnauzerLady Says... 12 Mar 2010 , 8:07am

Hmmm! This would be wonderful with a blueberry filling!

King-Girlz Says... 12 Mar 2010 , 12:39pm

Was wondering when you say lemon extract? Do you mean lemon juice? or Lemon extract? I would also like to know about the pop....and yes, blueberry filling with this would be excellent!

BlueBerryBaker Says... 13 Mar 2010 , 1:30pm

This is similar to a recipe I use for Lemon Velvet Cake. I would say the 1/2 sprite is a half of a can of sprite or 7-up using a 12oz can as your guide, you'll need only 6oz (3/4 c) of soda pop. I can't wait to try this one, but I think I'll put a little lemon peel in for extra "oomp".

Koly48 Says... 15 Mar 2010 , 6:41pm

I am going to try this recipe, yummy!!

TeriAlece Says... 16 Mar 2010 , 7:09am

I love lemon cake! I can't wait to try this recipe. I have the same question as most people, how much sprite? And, will you also share your raspberry filling recipe as well? Thanks!

King-Girlz Says... 23 Mar 2010 , 11:55am

I live in Ontario and I am having such a hard time finding "instant lemon pie mix/pudding"! I can get vanilla, chocolate, banana but no lemon! I keep checking each grocery store and can't get my hands on any! Help!

donna14 Says... 29 Apr 2010 , 8:10am

King-Gurlz....Shirrif instant lemon pie the baking aisle..there are 2 kinds..the one you cook and the instant..I live in Ontario, too..any bigger grocery chain, such as Zehrs carry it.. good luck!

makupwmn Says... 9 May 2010 , 11:28am


cakelady1958 Says... 11 Jun 2010 , 2:14pm

For a quick fruit filling I add a tablespoon of water to a 10 oz jar of Polaner's all fruit (whatever flavor you prefer) and stir until smooth.

Meagan0079 Says... 14 Jun 2010 , 8:05pm

I just made this cake and OH MY GOODNESS! It is DELICIOUS! I creamed together 8oz cream cheese and 1/2 cup raspberry jam then folded 8oz of cool whip in to make a raspberry mousse. I will definitely try this one again! Next time maybe only 5 eggs instead of 6!

gloworm59 Says... 28 Jun 2010 , 9:25am

Has anyone tried this with lemon curd filling? I am making a lemon cake for my daughters' wedding and this recipe sounds nice and easy. What frosting did you use to finish?

CarolRitz Says... 4 Jul 2010 , 5:24pm

This cake was so easy to make & everyone loved it. I used 5 large eggs & 1/2 can of lemon/lime soda. I made a simple frosting of 4 cups confectioner's sugar, 1 1/2 sticks room temperature butter & 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice. Then I decorated it with red raspberries & blackberries. Yummy. :)

sodagirl Says... 4 Sep 2010 , 5:24pm

Best lemon cake yet!! I used yogurt in place of sour cream because I needed to use it. It is an excellent cake. Thank you for the recipe.

jackieann82 Says... 23 Oct 2010 , 12:50pm

I used this recipe to make cupcakes which I filled with the filling Meagan0079 mentioned and it was a hit! Everyone that tried them loved them!

jpattay Says... 31 Mar 2011 , 6:53pm

can u use this recipe for a 10 in round pan? thanks

a_twist_of_cake Says... 16 Apr 2011 , 4:25pm

King-Girlz.....I haven't been able to find instant lemon pudding anywhere either, even the Shiriff. I just found some Jello instant lemon pudding at Food Basics (I'm from Guelph, Ont.) Hope that helps :o)

a_twist_of_cake Says... 20 Apr 2011 , 4:43pm

I made this cake into cupcakes with the lemon cream filling from CC and made up my own raspberry buttercream icing and let me just say this....DEEELICIOUS!!! I made them for my aunt to take to her work and she said they were a HUGE hit! :) Thanks for the amazing recipe. I will never even try another lemon cake recipe!! LOL

baking_girl Says... 25 Apr 2011 , 9:48pm

This was amazing! I used a bundt pan...with a powdered sugar glaze...and topped it with blueberries,raspberries and blackberries! Perfect!!

ycknits Says... 29 May 2011 , 11:02am

I just finished making this recipe for the first time... it is delicious!! I doubled the batch, used one can of 7-up (because everything else I had was sugar-free). It made 2-8" cakes, 2- 6" cakes plus one 6" square that I'll use for petit fours. Thank you, makeupwmn, for an awesome recipe!!

Buttercuplove Says... 1 Jul 2011 , 10:38am

I've made this cake twice it's great for stacking as well. The reviews were awesome will make again. Awesome recipe!

Chris1203 Says... 28 Nov 2011 , 5:16pm

This recipe is delicious! I had a lemon cake mix, so I used that, modified with less extract and used yogurt instead of sour cream. It was very moist and so good!

ninapop Says... 25 Jan 2012 , 6:56am

I made this recipe yesterday. I made cupcakes. They were soo good! They were a big hit with my kids and husband. I made a lemon blackberry frosting. Yummy!

edensmom Says... 18 Feb 2012 , 10:34pm

This is one of my most requested cakes! Fantastic! Moist and stackable. I use two layers of filling. One raspberry purée and whipped cream. The other lemon curd and whipped cream. Will have to try it in a cupcake as recommended! Thank you!

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