Lemon Cake To Die For

Bring a burst of sunshine to your dessert table with this luscious Lemon Cake! Dubbed “to die for,” this cake combines the bright, tangy zest of lemon with the soft, moist texture that every cake lover dreams about.

Easy to make using simple pantry staples, this cake is perfect for any occasion, whether it be a festive gathering or a casual afternoon tea. Let’s whip up this delightful treat that promises to be as refreshing as a gentle breeze on a warm summer day.

Lemon Cake To Die For Recipe:

This Lemon Cake is incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Enjoy this delightful, zesty cake as a wonderful conclusion to your meal or a sweet treat to brighten your day. It’s sure to be a hit with all who try it, making it a perfect addition to your baking repertoire!


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 box instant lemon pudding
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Pinch of lemon zest


  1. Prepare the Oven and Pan:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with butter or non-stick spray to ensure the cake comes out easily after baking.
  1. Mix the Cake:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, instant lemon pudding mix, oil, water, eggs, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Stir together just until the ingredients are well combined.
  1. Bake:
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan, spreading it out evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  1. Cool:
  • Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and set it on a wire rack to cool slightly. This allows the cake to firm up enough to handle the glaze without falling apart.
  1. Prepare the Glaze:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, heavy whipping cream, and a pinch of lemon zest. Start by adding half of the lemon juice to the mixture and whisk until smooth. Gradually add more lemon juice as needed until you achieve the desired thickness.
  1. Glaze the Cake:
  • While the cake is still warm, pour the glaze over the top. The warmth of the cake will help the glaze spread and soak in, creating a deliciously moist texture.
  1. Serve:
  • Allow the glaze to harden slightly before serving. This can take a few minutes as it sets up on the warm cake.
Lemon Cake To Die For

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