LEMON DROP CAKE (+Video)

Lemon Drop Cake is easy to make but is for serious lemon lovers! Lemon cake mix poked with lemon sauce and topped with whipped lemon frosting.

DELICIOUS LEMON DROP CAKE

WARNING: for serious lemon lovers only. I’m serious. This lemon cake is lemon to the third power. It is lemon on steroids. It is lemon EXTREME. This is a lemon lover’s dream. You could just make the cake and glaze and be totally fine. It would still taste so good. But I decided that this cake needed a lemon frosting too. So I thought I would take inspiration from the LEMON DREAM CAKE and use that frosting with this cake. And wow – I was in heaven. Lemon heaven.Easy Lemon Drop Cake recipe from The Country Cook #cakemix #dessert

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
for the cake:
lemon cake mix
lemon Jell-O
eggs
water
oil

 for the glaze:
powdered sugar
lemon juice

 for the frosting:
whipped topping (COOL WHIP)
lemon frostinglemon cake mix, lemon jello, lemon frosting, whipped topping, lemon juice, powdered sugar

HOW TO MAKE LEMON DROP CAKE:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Combine cake ingredients (cake mix, lemon Jell-O, eggs, water, oil) until combined.lemon cake mix, eggs, oil, lemon jello mixed together in a bowl

Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake at 350F degrees for about 30 minutes. lemon cake mix batter poured into a 9x13 baking dish

Oven times vary but cake should spring back to the touch when finished and if you stick a toothpick in the middle of the cake, it should come out clean. While cake is baking, prepare glaze. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice and whisk until smooth.powdered sugar and lemon juice whisked together

When cake is done, poke cake with a fork. Just poke all over the cake to make lots of holes.small holes poked into baked lemon cake

Then pour glaze onto the cake. Spread the glaze out so that it seeps down into the holes.lemon glaze poured onto lemon cake with holes poke

The cake needs to cool completely before adding the frosting. The cake is super delicious at this point but if you want to really take the lemon to the next level, then add the frosting. In a medium bowl combine whipped topping and lemon frosting. Stir well until completely combined.lemon frosting and cool whipped combined together

Frost the cooled cake.Easy Cake Mix Lemon Drop Cake with lemon frosting

Cook’s Note: This cake needs to be kept refrigerated (because of whipped topping) and covered. Also, I think it tastes best after it has been in the fridge for a few hours (or even overnight.)Lemon Drop Cake slice with a slice of lemon on top

Enjoy!

Originally published: April 2013
Updated & republished: June 2019

 

LEMON DROP CAKE

Lemon Drop Cake is easy to make but is for serious lemon lovers! Lemon cake mix poked with lemon sauce and topped with whipped lemon frosting.

For the cake:

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box lemon Jell-O
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • for the frosting:
  • 1 8 oz tub frozen whipped topping (COOL WHIP) (thawed)
  • 1 tub lemon frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees
  2. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine cake ingredients (cake mix, lemon Jell-O, eggs, water, oil) until combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake at 350F degrees for about 30 minutes.
  5. Oven times vary but cake should spring back to the touch when finished and if you stick a toothpick in the middle of the cake, it should come out clean.
  6. While cake is baking, prepare glaze.
  7. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice and whisk until smooth.
  8. When cake is done, poke cake with a fork. Just poke all over the cake to make lots of holes.

  9. Then pour glaze onto the cake. Spread the glaze out so that it seeps down into the holes.

  10. The cake needs to cool completely before adding the frosting.
  11. In a medium bowl combine whipped topping and lemon frosting. Stir well until completely combined.

  12. Then frost cooled cake.

The cake needs to be kept refrigerated (because of whipped topping) and covered.
This cake tastes best after it has been in the fridge for a few hours (or even overnight)

CRAVING MORE LEMON RECIPES? YOU MUST CHECK THESE OUT!
LEMON DREAM CAKE
WARM LEMON PUDDING CAKE
3-INGREDIENT LEMON CRUMBLE BARS

 

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