This is the lightest, most moist cake! And delicious, too! I always get requests for it, and the recipe. You can change the flavors of the cake, the Jell-O, and the pudding, too! How about a blue Jell-O cake, and vanilla pudding in the fosting, tinted with pink with food coloring for a baby shower? And with sugar free Jell-O's and Lite Cool Whip, not much guilt eating it, either!
- 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 (1/3 ounce) boxes sugar-free lemon Jell-O powder
LEMON FLUFF FROSTING INGREDIENTS
- 1 cup cold skim milk
- 1 (1 ounce) box sugar-free instant lemon pudding (4 serving)
- 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip Free
- Prepare the cake mix according to the box, and bake as directed in 2 round pans.
- Remove from the pans to cool.
- Put the cakes back in pans, and poke cakes all over with a fork.
- Mix the boiling water with the Jell-O until dissolved.
- Pour half over each layer, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- TO MAKE THE FROSTING: Pour milk into a bowl.
- Add pudding mix and powdered sugar.
- Blend with a wire whisk.
- Stir in the Cool Whip until completely combined.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- To frost, dip one cake pan in hot water for about 10 seconds.
- Unmold it onto serving plate.
- Spread with about 1 cup of frosting.
- Top with second layer, then frost top and sides of cake.
- Keep cake refrigerated until ready to serve.
Wow! Is this cake ever good! This is my idea of a summer cake...light and luscious. It’s light texture and heavenly taste make it appropriate to serve on a hot day or after a heavy meal. I don’t think anyone could ever tire of this smooth tasting cake. I made it according to directions and used lemon but I also love the flexibility in the endless combinations one could create by changing the Jell-O, pudding, and / or cake mix. It’s also nice to find all this flavor in a “guilt free” cake. This is definitely a keeper in our house. I’m submitting a photo of this beautiful cake and would encourage anyone to indulge themselves in creating their own version of this fabulous cake!
YUM, YUM, YUM!!! After dining with friends at a local restaurant, I invited them over for coffee and your "Luscious Lemon Cake". It was a hit and I ended up passing along the recipe. I also told them about www.recipezaar.com and that this recipe came from Zaar.
This is the perfect Summer treat! It's a can't-miss with your dinner guests. It was a nice compliment to our Italian meal.