Sandy's StoryThis was the very first cake I ever made with my Grandma Effie. I must have been about 10 years old then. We both knew how much my daddy loved Lemon Pie and I wanted to make him something different using lemon....and this is the cake I made. It was yummy! But what made it all worth it....was to see my daddy smile and lick his lips. Well since then Grandma Effie died in 1982 and daddy died in 2001....but every time I make it I SMILE and LICK my lips....memories are a wonderful thing!
lemon cake mix
1Follow directions on cake box. Bake.
While cake is baking....
Dissolve gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water; add 1/2 cup cold water and set aside at room temperature.
When cake is done remove from oven and poke holes in cake with end of wooden spoon, about 1 1/2 inches a part; with cup, slowly pour gelatin mixture into holes. Top with cool whip and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Enjoy!
Judy Drewett Mimijudy - Jul 10, 2011
Sandy, this cake recipe sounds scrumptious! I am going to make it for our next church fellowship! I made a Pina Colada Cake similar to this. It was a yellow cake mix. After it was done and cooled, you stuck holes in it and poured a can of Eagle Brand milk in the holes and all over the cake. You frosted it with Cool Whip and put coconut on top of the Cool Whip. Then refrigerate it, and it is one of the best cakes I've ever tasted. But you have probably had it. The recipe has been around a LONG time!!
Sandy Griffith MomNana - Jul 10, 2011
Judy, no I have never tried the Pina Colada Cake....sounds so good! Do you have that recipe listed under the cakes on here? I think I will take that to my next function at church when we need to bring a dessert. I can't wait to try it.... Let me know when you make mine and how you like it....I love it!
Kathy Gann revgran - Jul 19, 2011
My oldest granddaughter loves this because she can help do it herself! She really likes 'colorful' food! Thanks!
Judy Drewett Mimijudy - Jul 19, 2011
Hi Sandy! Wanted to tell you that I made this cake for my husband's B-Day on July 16th. He is not crazy about cake, but I knew this one different, refrigerated and COLD! He LOVED it, so I am going to make it more often. I'll tell you that I made one little substitution, and it was SCRUMPTIOUS! Where it called for 1/2 cup COLD water to add to the 3/4 cup boiling water, I substituted 1/2 cup COLD lemon juice. It made it so lemony-tasting, but not too much! Try it; you may like it that way. Thanks again!!
Sandy Griffith MomNana - Jul 19, 2011
Kathy, I am glad to hear that your granddaughter will enjoy making this cake.
Judy, thanks for the tip....I will try it the next time I make it. Oh one more question Judy....did he smile & lick his lips? LOL!