Ice Box Lemon Drop Cake
By JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful
My grandmother made a delicious, moist lemon cake like this from scratch years ago. It was my favorite. Now, with time as a rare ingredient in my kitchen, I use a box cake mix and add a few things of my own to make the same great taste my grandmother created. The lemon juice in the icing gives the cake such a "fresh" taste. It's rich so perhaps you can get 15 pieces out of a 9x13 because a small piece goes a long way. It's a favorite with a men's group my husband has meeting at our home each week. They love it.
This is one of the most moist cakes I've ever had! (I attribute that to the addition of the buttermilk... along with the TLC that goes into the prep.) Perfect for a fresh finish to any meal!
Bake in a greased 9x13 baking pan in a preheated 350 degree oven for the time the cake mix box calls for...depending on your oven. It will require a couple minutes longer baking time than cake mix box calls for because of the extra moisture produced by the milk. Stick a toothpick in the center to check for doneness.
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Lydia Jones LilahJ - Mar 2, 2010
Sounds divine! Can't wait to try it.
Mary Marshall MaryAnne - Mar 22, 2010
I made this cake over the weekend. It was very easy and it turned out perfect. It was delicious and very moist and the glaze just made the cake . I will be making this cake often . Thanks for the recipe :)
laurie sullivan girlwood - Apr 27, 2010
this was always a favorite in our house. home grown lemons and she used some rind in the glaze. she also forked the cake to let the icing soak through.
thanks for the reminder.
Bobbi Auttonberry bobbi39183 - Apr 30, 2010
I can't wait to try this recipe. I love lemon anything. My aunt used to make a lemon pound cake that was so moist and tasted so good that I always wondered if I could have eaten the whole thing.
Sharon Rossner sar - Apr 30, 2010
I am anxious to try this. I hope it will be a hit with my family.