Lemon Jell-O Cake

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This past weekend I made one of my hubby’s favorite desserts for Father’s Day.  My mother-in-law was sweet enough to share the recipe with me years ago.

This is the perfect warm weather dessert… plus it’s simple and yummy!

Ingredients needed:

lemon cake mix




small lime jell-o

small instant lemon pudding

1 1/2 cups milk

medium size cool whip


Make lemon cake as directed on the box and bake in a 9×13 pan.  While the cake starts to cool, start on the lime jell-o.  Combine the lime mix with 3/4 cup of boiling water and stir till dissolved.  Then add 1/2 cup cool water.

Take a wooden spoon or a large fork and poke holes in the top of your cake.  If you use the spoon, you want to use the handle of the spoon to make holes.  Then pour the lime jell-o over the top of the cake and it will seep into the holes you’ve made.  Cover and place in the fridge.

For the frosting… beat your lemon pudding mix and milk together until the pudding begins to thicken (a few minutes).  Dump the cool whip into the pudding and fold it into the pudding.  Refrigerator until you’re ready to serve the cake.

When ready to serve… spread your yummy, light frosting all over the cake.


Sharing at Tasty Tuesday @ Balancing Beauty & Bedlam


  1. I have three busy-and-hungry little grand-boys coming to visit me in Nova Scotia for the summer…will try this recipe on their wee taste buds (I KNOW their Grammie will like it!!) Thanks!

  2. Yummo!
    I made a lemon pudding cake last week–I suppose I could try a lime Jello cake this week!
    Thanks for the recipe–I think I can handle that 🙂
    I got your message about featuring my foyer/music/dining rooms on PoPP.
    I am speechless and humbled- thank you!
    How exciting!
    Blessings to you as you make your home, Maryann!

  3. Oh yes!!! I just love jello cakes! You can't go wrong!! I haven't tried this flavor, but just seeing the picture and reading what it entails made my mouth water ha!! I'm going to have to pick up things to make this for sure!! Thanks for sharing and have a super weekend!!
    ~Terrell @ FF~

  4. I'm excited to try it. I'm sure it tastes as yummy as it looks. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This sounds wonderful! My mother in-law game me a recipe similar to this using mandarin oranges and jello. I might have to do a post on it sometime. Its a great one to share. Thanks for yours!

  6. With the HOT!!! summer here this is a YUMMY!!! dessert to serve. My hubby LOVE!!! lemon, so this is a must try just for him.

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