Ultimate Lemon Poke Cake recipe
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5 from 3 votes


The Ultimate Lemon Poke Cake is made with lemon cake mix, lemon jell-o and topped with a delicious whipped lemon cream frosting!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Poke Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


For the cake:

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • (ingredients needed to make cake; eggs, oil and water)
  • 1 (3 oz) package lemon jell-o
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup cold water

For the frosting:

  • 1 tub lemon frosting
  • 1/2 tub (4 oz) whipped topping (COOL WHIP)


  • Bake cake according to package. Remove from oven and let cool about 5 minutes.
  • Poke holes all around the cake with fork, set aside.
  • In bowl whisk together jello and hot water until jello is dissolved. Whisk in cold water then pour over the cake.
  • Place cake in refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours.
  • To make frosting in bowl add your frosting and beat with hand mixer until fluffy.
  • Fold in the whipped topping then spread over chilled cake.
  • Place back in refrigerator for about 2 hours to chill.
  • Top with lemon slices if desired.



Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1.6mg