I used my white cake recipe to make it into a lemon cake. I do not like the fruit cake flavors in the mixes, because to me it just tastes too much like the candy artificial flavoring than the fruit itself. I also needed a lighter lemon cake to pair with a lemon fruit filling and lemon buttercream. The cake turned out great and you can taste the real lemon which is what I wanted.


  • 1 box DH white cake mix (this is my brand preference)
  • 1 box of lemon instant pudding mix (the small box)
  • 1/2 tsp of pure lemon extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1/2 cup of water (I squeezed the lemon to get all the juice and added water to make it 1/2 cup)


    Mix cake mix, pudding, water/lemon juice mix, oil, sour cream, eggs, extract and zest for 30 seconds on low and 2 minutes on medium. Bake as you normally would. I like to bake my cakes at 325.


motherjanet Says... 1 Mar 2011 , 11:58am

Is this enough for two 10" round pans or what will this cake make???

Shelley51708 Says... 14 Mar 2011 , 1:37pm

would it be dense enough for a top tier of a wedding cake? she wants a lemon cake with blueberry filling....? Thanks!

Shelley51708 Says... 9 Jun 2011 , 6:48pm

I tried this and it is awesome!! It isn't so overbearing that you can't eat it. I put it with a blueberry filling and lemon BC icing, Big hit!!

molly_36 Says... 22 Jul 2011 , 10:09pm

This is wonderful! Everyone absolutely loved it! I used a creamy raspberry filling and BC. Yum!

augurey Says... 26 Jul 2011 , 4:13pm

I made this for the first time this last weekend, and I absolutely loved it. I used this recipe as one of the flavors for my boyfriend's parent's anniversary party -- used a raspberry filling/swirl. Everyone really liked it; it was very flavorful but not overpowering. Even those that weren't big fans of lemon liked it. I plan on keeping this one.

Taramarie Says... 10 Sep 2011 , 3:55pm

This was good I made cupcakes...about 26. We loved them!! Thanks for recipe.

pecanrican Says... 27 Feb 2012 , 6:48am

I made this cake for a friend for her birthday and everyone loved it. Only problem is now everyone is requesting it. 5 stars

Walkinmomma Says... 12 Mar 2012 , 6:13am

Made cupcakes as a test run for a birthday cake. Flavor was wonderful-not too strong. Will definitely use again!

MommyJenn Says... 26 Jul 2012 , 10:16am

Flavor was wonderful, but the cakes fell. Went from nice and high to the texture of a poundcake. Followed the directions carefully. Anyone else have the cake fall?

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