Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… The Best Lemon Cake Recipe

by Lisa on August 23, 2010

Tempt my Tummy Tuesday

Well, we are all moved in.  (Check out my new spice cabinet!) The move was uneventful, as far as moves go.  However, Gracie came down with a stomach flu on day two of the move process.  She is better, but my hubby is now down for the count.  I am praying the bug stays clear of me.  I am a hand sanitizing fool, right now!  Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers, this past week.   It is great to finally be “settled” after a long year of uncertainty and moves.  We feel truly blessed.

Today I am sharing a wonderful Lemon Cake recipe.  I have posted the recipe, in the past, and was reminded of it, this weekend.   It is  so lemony and wonderful!  This cake is perfect for summer and I hope you have a chance to make it, soon.  I will be making it again, very soon.  It is so good!

Lemon Cake

1 (18.25oz) lemon cake mix
3 oz pkg. lemon gelatin (I have seen it made with lemon pudding as well.)
3/4 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. water
4 large eggs
dash of salt


1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients together with electric mixer until smooth. Pour mixture into bundt pan prepared with nonstick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing to a serving platter. Meanwhile, prepare glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Brush cake with the glaze.

Picture credit: istockphoto.com

{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

Candi @ Family Stamping and FOOD! August 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I love lemon anything! Can’t wait to try this one!


Jackie August 23, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Ooooo….love lemon flavored anything!


The Paper Princess August 23, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Dear Lisa

Your lemon cake looks delicious!

I also wanted to let you know that I received my Girards salad dressing prize a few days ago – I am SO excited to try these out! They were packaged so beautifully – I can’t believe I have never seen these before but these are a totally new brand to me – I will have to look for them the next time I am at the store!



Lisa August 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Oh, Ramona, I am so glad you are pleased with your dressings. They are so “fancy”, aren’t they? 🙂 Again, so glad you are enjoying them.


TidyMom August 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm

We make a similar lemon cake! One of my favs!!…….I love it cold!!!

XXX Praying you don’t get sick!


Kristen August 23, 2010 at 7:59 pm

What a great cake! I love the picture with the lemon. It makes me want a slice right now!!


Alicia's Homemaking August 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm

YUM! 😀 Thanks for hosting TMTT. 🙂


Kristia@FamilyBalanceSheet August 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I love anything that is lemon. I will have to try this cold like @tidymom suggested.

Thanks for the carnival.


Sherry August 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Next to chocolate, lemon is one of my favorite flavors! YUM!


NancyC August 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Sorry to hear your family has been sick 🙁
The lemon cake sounds delicious!


Kate @ Stolen Moments August 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm

How funny, we went through the SAME. EXACT. THING. when we moved into our new house 2 months. Stomach flu all around. We sure know how to christen a new house and it sounds like you do too. Someday we’ll look back and laugh…right?


Lisa August 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Yes, Kate, someday it will be funny. 🙂


Icy August 23, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Your short recipe is just right for me..I love easy to make cake..Looks so yummy!


Emily {Frilly Details} August 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Mmmm, I love lemon cake! Thanks for hosting the link party! 🙂


Georgia August 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Looks wonderful!! I think you do a great job taking pictures of your finished project…makes me want to eat a slice even more!!


Sherri August 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Oh that sounds SO yummy and easy! My 2 favs. Gotta try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing!


Nancy's Daily Dish August 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Hi Lisa,

This cake recipe reminds me of my Grandma’s lemon cake. My Mom, sister and I just ran across her original recipe a few months ago thinking we’d lost it. Seeing your recipe makes me want to make the lemon cake. Yummy!



alisa August 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Ooh! That looks yummy! I love your new blog design!


Michelle August 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Mmmm lemon cake. I LOVE lemon desserts. In fact, my stomach is now growling. Thanks a alot 🙂


The Little Brown House August 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I so love lemon!! Thanks for the recipe, and for hosting!


Kara @ Home With Purpose August 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

This looks delicious!


Jerri August 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I absolutely LOVE lemon cake! This sounds yummy!


Stacia August 23, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Lemon! It’s my grandmas favorite flavor- and easy to see why! Your cake sounds delicous!


Domestic Nerd August 23, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Lemon is my favorite! Can’t wait to try this out


Alison @ Hospitality Haven August 24, 2010 at 12:01 am

I enjoy lemon cake, but my husband doesn’t like it very much! This sounds super tasty though. 🙂 Enjoy a slice for me!!


alex@amoderatelife August 24, 2010 at 1:01 am

Hi Lisa, my recipe this week is a healthy Egg Drop Noodle Soup, surprisingly made with Ramen Noodles! Enjoy! alex@amoderatelife


April@The 21st Century Housewife August 24, 2010 at 2:54 am

Lisa, your Lemon Cake looks so delicious. I love lemon in desserts so it is the perfect recipe for me! Sorry to hear that Grace and your hubby have been sick – stay well and thanks so much for hosting.


Jen August 24, 2010 at 4:45 am

Thanks for hosting!


Cath@dunnntoperfection August 24, 2010 at 4:56 am

Thanks for hosting – cant believe you were able to still blog AND move house – well done!!!


Liz August 24, 2010 at 6:10 am

Lemon is such a great summer flavor! Looks delish!


Alex aka Ma what's For Dinner August 24, 2010 at 6:45 am

I’m trying to love lemon desserts. It so summertime. Great recipe, thanks for hosting.


Julie M. August 24, 2010 at 7:17 am

Oh how I love lemon cake! My husband doesn’t like citrus dessert so I never get to make them, boo for me.


Cranberry Morning August 24, 2010 at 7:32 am

It IS delicious! I just made that cake (with pudding) and a lemon cream-cheese frosting for my son’s birthday last week. So moist and dense! Delicious!


sarah August 24, 2010 at 7:51 am

This is my first time linking up to you-thanks and good luck with the unpacking(from one recent mover to another!)


Lisa August 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

Thanks for joining us, Sarah. Welcome to TMTT.


Kathie August 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

I have to try this recipe! I love lemon bread, cupcakes, cake, etc!


Janet August 24, 2010 at 8:52 am

Okay, that spice rack is fabulous! And the lemon cake sounds delicious. I’ve been on a lemon kick lately. I made lemon blueberry muffins and lemon cupcakes last week. I’ll have to try the lemon cake soon.


Jane August 24, 2010 at 8:56 am

This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting today.


Tanya August 24, 2010 at 9:24 am

My Hubby would love that cake!! Hope you don’t get the stomach bug!


Shelley August 24, 2010 at 9:25 am

This is one of our favorites cakes! So moist and good without frosting.


Mama Zen August 24, 2010 at 10:51 am

That sounds amazing!


Dorothy August 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

Thanks Lisa for the recipe – I am one that makes it with pudding and it sure is good. Hope you all get over the bug quickly and it doesn’t get you down.


Melinda August 24, 2010 at 12:15 pm

We all got the stomach flu soon after we moved into our new house – and my youngest sister and her family of 8 did too! 🙁 Hope your all feeling better soon!


Jason@JLHealth August 24, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Lemon cake is always a favorite of mine. Yours looks amazing! This week is a Penne Genovese that’s 5* and gluten free. Thanks for hosting!!


Kaylie August 24, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I love lemon cake. This recipe looks really good, I will have to give it a try.


Angela at This Parenting Adventure August 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

My husband LOVES anything lemon! I will have to try this one:)


Diane Rice August 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm

My first visit – I look forward to reading through your blog.


Lisa August 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm

So glad you stopped by, Diane.


Tricia @ This Happy Home August 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I make that same recipe. It is, indeed, wonderful!


Debbie August 24, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I love Lemon anything!! can’t wait til I have time to check out all of these recipes!!


GroovieMom August 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I love lemon cake and this one looks super easy. I’ll have to give it a whirl!


Creatively Melissa August 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I love lemon! Since going gluten-free I can’t have all the goodies like I used to. Probably a good thing though. LOL I just need to hunt down a GF lemon cake recipe! LOL


Lisa's Gluten-Free August 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Wow, that lemon cake looks so good, thank for sharing.
Thank-you for hosting your food carnival.
I added my Baked Pork Chop Dinner to your linky.
You can also add your recipes to my Food & Health Carnival on Thursdays.
Have a wonderful week.


lana August 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

i just realized my blog post did not post last night… duhhh it is up now.
love this lemon cake!!!!


Julie August 24, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Beautiful cake!! I love all things lemon.


Sharon August 24, 2010 at 10:39 pm

OOOOOHHH…lots of great recipes! Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful week!


Sara @ Egg & Twig August 25, 2010 at 9:10 am

My first time linking up for TMTT…I’m new to the blog party scene! Thanks so much! 🙂


Lisa August 25, 2010 at 9:56 am

Sara, so glad you joined us!


Sara @ Egg & Twig August 25, 2010 at 9:15 am

This was my first time linking up for TWTT…hopefully I did it right, I’m new to the blog party scene! 🙂 Thanks so much & God bless.


Ginger August 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

This lemon cake looks soooo good! Thanks for hosting the recipe swap….. I get a lot of GREAT recipes this way 🙂


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