My Nannie was my muse in the kitchen and we would often eat at her house on Sundays. Seems like she would always have a variety of desserts including this lemon cake. We miss Nannie but we still have her recipes. This one has been a favorite of mine for over 60 years!!
Mix the cake mix, lemon extract, eggs, gelatin, oil, and buttermilk in a large bowl and stir until blended.
Pour into a sprayed 8x8 inch baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Just before cake is done, mix the confectioner's sugar, and zest as well as juice of the lemon together. When cake is finished baking and is still hot, poke holes in the cake with a fork tine. Then pour frosting over the top of cake and let it seep through.