We don't eat chocolate in this house. Seems a bit strange, being that three women live in this house. However, The Farmer doesn't like chocolate. So I don't make cookies, brownies or chocolate cake to just sit on the counter and and tempt me to eat it.
Instead, we like ice cream. And fruit flavors. Cherry desserts. And citrus. I absolutely love lemon and lime. Key lime ice cream is my all-time favorite. Side note, curse to Ben and Jerry's for taking their Key Lime off the shelves last year and not bringing it back. I was going through withdrawals until I found a Key Lime Gelato that is even better! My hips aren't very thrilled but my taste buds are.
As I continued my search through Gooseberry Patch 101 Homestyle Favorites from Gooseberry Patch, I was ready to try something different. Dessert sounded fun. And I was thrilled when I found a recipe for Lemon Cake. Holy cow, this thing is incredible. I dare you to not eat more than one piece when you try it!
Even better about this cake, it's sort of homemade. It uses some boxed items and some "real" ingredients to make a cake that is quick and easy. And delicious.
A box of yellow cake mix
A small box of instant lemon pudding mix
3/4 c. oil
3/4 c. water
4 beaten eggs
2 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp water
1./3 c. lemon juice
Start by beating the eggs in a bowl. Then add the cake mix, lemon pudding, oil and water.
While you are mixing, go ahead and make the glaze. Powdered sugar, lemon juice (I recommend actually juicing a lemon for better flavor,) butter and water all get mixed with a fork.
But the batter in a greased 9x13 pan
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350. When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and immediately use a fork to poke holes in it. Then pour the glaze over.
Holy cow this is good!! My kids devoured it. I LOVED it. And I'm hiding it from The Farmer so he can't eat it all! Not really, but I am leaving a note next to it indicating I will be back for another piece! This cake will be a recipe that I use often. I can't wait to take it to the field for meals during harvest. The guys will love it.
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