Reader Interactions


  1. I am a huge lemon fan! Anything lemon is good in my book. Thank you to both Cynthia and Brandie! I cannot get over how amazing this looks. Will definitely be making soon and will update on how it turns out (: have a great fourth of July!

  2. Brandie,
    Lemons and summer go together perfectly. I love all of the lemon flavors in this cake! Beautiful pics.

    Have a safe and Happy 4th!

  3. That looks awesome! I printed it and will be trying it! Sounds like a very "refreshing" recipe for summer! Mindy

  4. I am so loving all of your cake recipes. This one is now added to my list, right after I finish your Oreo Cookie Cream Poke Cake… keep 'em comin'!

  5. Goodness that sounds so good Brandi. That was sweet to share a reader recipe. I love doing that from time to time. My daughter would love this because she likes anything lemon.

  6. WOW oh WOW! This sounds sooo delicious…and easy too. Perfect! How sweet of you to share a reader's recipe Brandie…it's no wonder you are so loved!!!

  7. It is cooling off now after dinner I will make the frosting and frost it–I will let you know what I think…but I love anything lemon!!!

  8. To either Cynthia or Brandie.. do you think pumpkin pie filling at the bottom and a spice cake mix from a box could work? I wouldn't want to combine together with a mixer as I read in another recipe. Cynthia's version is what I'd like to try if you think it would be a good go 🙂

    • I do a pumpkin dump cake for the holidays you need to make the pumpkin pie filling as for pumpkin pie put that in a 9×13 pan dump a box of spice cake on top and them drizzle 1 cup of butter over the top. You can also add nuts if desired. bake aprox 40 minutes then serve with ice cream or cool whip…

  9. I am drooling over this cake! I love lemon, and this looks like a perfect summer treat. Can't wait to try it!!!

    • I am making this now but ran into a problem and would like your opinion. I don’t have the lemon frosting in s can do I’m wondering if I can add a package of jello lemon pudding and pie filling mix to the cool whip?

  10. This looks so darn good…I can't wait to make one..First I ever seen like it…thank you..with love Janice

  11. Girl, you know I love me anything lemon! Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  12. I just put mine in the oven but I couldn't find lemon pie filling anywhere in my lil town. But I couldn't wait! I used cherry pie filling and hoping it all turns out good lol. But I will get the lemon, I know it's at one of these stores lol. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  13. Brandie,

    My husband is going to love this. I detest meringue so this is a great way to get that flavor without having to make meringue.

  14. I just made this today and barely waited long enough for it to cool to have a bite! It was so easy to make and it is so YUMMY!!! THANK YOU so much for all the time you give to your blog and all of the great recipes you share!!!

  15. I just received a smart phone for Christmas. The first thing I looked up was recipes. I stumbled onto your site and found a ton of your recipes I plan on trying. Thanks Wanita

  16. I found this one on Pinterest, and had to check it out because I absolutely LOVE lemon! When the recipe loaded, I was not at all surprised to discover that you had posted it. Your blog was the first one I began following, and when I need a great recipe, I know I can always count on you to have one that isn't too complicated and never let's me down with my family!
    This recipe reminds me of my mom because she made the most amazing lemon pie, but no matter how hard I try, I can never seem to make the flaky crust like hers. 🙁 Oh well, now I can make it this way, and it will really WOW my family & friends!
    Thanks again, Nancy :~D

  17. I just wanted to say THANK YOU!
    I'm going to the store to buy the cake mix, cool whip & lemon pudding today. I know everyone will love it! :0)

  18. Thank you for this recipe. Made it today and it was awesome! Store didn't have lemon frosting so I used whipped vanilla and it was great. A big hit and I'll definitely make again!

  19. I made this over the weekend and it was gone immediately! I couldn't find lemon frosting so I squeezed 1/2 lemon and some lemon rind in and it was sooooo lemony fresh and delicous. Probably better than the lemon flavored frosting would have been

  20. Yay!! Thank y'all so much for coming back to let me know how this turned out for you. I am so happy you like it. I sure am glad Cynthia shared it with me. It is a new family favorite for sure! ~Brandie

  21. I made this cake years ago from a recipe I saw in the Sunday paper. I thought I would make it this year for Easter but cannot find the canned lemon pie filling anywhere. I still wanted the cake so I bought a couple boxes of instant lemon pudding & am making a lemon poke cake instead 🙂

  22. So, I have a quick question. Do you think I could use lemon yogurt instead of lemon frosting. My boys really don't like frosting so I thought to make it lighter maybe some yogurt would be good. Thoughts?

  23. Erica, I was wondering if you could use instant lemon pudding mix in place of the lemon frosting, like the Watergate Cake.

  24. I made this this week for a coworker's birthday. It was absolutely delicious and was a huge hit! I will certainly be making this again!

  25. I make a simular cake with cherry pie filling same technique. Frosting is package of pudding mixed with 1/2 the milk after it thickens add a container of whipped topping. refrigerate any leftovers.

  26. Just saw this on-line. If you can't find lemon pie filling, I bet the lemon curd would do well too! And maybe not as sweet.

  27. This sounds amazing….we are having a winter storm here in Michigan right now…thought I'd look on here to see if I could bake something to help with the winter blues..FOUND IT…YUM! Can't wait to sink my teeth into it…

  28. The cake turned out fantastic but unfortunately the frosting did not turn out fluffy like yours. The frosting/cool whip turned out runny. I used the exact brands and sizes specified. I’ll make it again. My husband likes lemon cake.

  29. Do you think this would be good with lemon cake and vanilla icing mixed with cool whip? I don’t how that could be bad lol, I just happen to have those 🙂

  30. I only have jello cooked pie filling. I was going to make that ; let it cool and, then proceed with the recipe. Will that work? (I can’t find canned!) thoughts???

  31. My family loves this, I sprinkle toasted coconut over the frosting. Would love to see it modified for lemon bars

  32. This is definitely a KEEPER!! I’m baking a key lime one as I type. Next one will be a chocolate one! Thanks for sharing!

  33. DELICIOUS, I frosted my cake with lemon buttercream frosting . This recipe will definitely go into my collection. And I will make it often.

  34. I made a Key Lime Jello Poke Cake using a white cake mix (bake as directed on box), Lime Jello, Key Lime Pie Filling in a can, and a tub of Cheesecake flavored Cool Whip. This was the BEST cake I have ever made or tasted. Sounds so similar to your Lemon Cake above. I’m going to try yours this weekend!!!

  35. Shopping from memory and purchased a lemon cake mix. Will it be overpowering? Want to make it for my 91 year old Mom. We all love lemon.

  36. I made this cake today for a party using a lemon cake mix and, lemon creme pie filling. To jazz it up a bit, I sliced enough strawberries to cover the top of the cake. The strawberries weren’t real sweet so I sprinkled sugar over them to soak in while the cake was cooking.. Once the cake was cool, I put the strawberries on top of the cake and then spread the icing over it. I then sprinkled the icing with pink sugar. It was the hit of the party! There wasn’t a bit left! I will definitely be making this again! I think next time I will add cream cheese to the icing too. YUM!!!!

  37. Love this idea i used a vanilla muffin mix as the batter is thicker and lemon doesn’t sink to bottom looks awesome when you slice it. Thanks for the ideas

  38. I’ve been making this recipe for about 20 years now. But I do not use a box cake mix or box pudding or can filling. I make all of it from scratch. I’m not saying anything is wrong using the box and canned items but you would be surprised at how much better it tastes. I have used pudding from a box but I never us the instant. If you use the cooking method for the pudding just make sure to cool it first before you use it. Also right after you pour it in a bowl to cool ( never leave it in the pan) take a peice of plastic wrap and put it touching the top of your pudding, then place it in the fridge to cool, this keeps the pudding from having that rubber top on it. If I can help you with anything please let me know.

  39. I made this cake for a family birthday, & it was a huge hit! It is even better than expected. It’s so easy to make, & absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely make it again!

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