Easy Luscious Lemon Cake (from a cake mix)

Susan Feliciano


I made this cake for my birthday (April 19, 2017). I love lemon, and apparently so does everyone else, because it didn't last long!
The glaze is what really makes this cake.
You may use fresh or bottled lemon juice. Also, if you don't have brandy or rum, you can substitute another tablespoon of lemon juice.
This cake can also be made as a Bundt cake, and the glaze brushed on while cake is still warm. I like using the 13"x9" pan because it can be served right from the pan.


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15 Min
30 Min


  • CAKE

  • 1 box
    lemon cake mix
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 3 large

  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    brandy or white rum
  • 3/4 c
    white granulated sugar

How to Make Easy Luscious Lemon Cake (from a cake mix)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Grease and lightly flour a 13"x9" cake pan.
  2. Mix cake mix, water, lemon juice, oil, and eggs with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 28 to 33 minutes, until cake springs back when lightly touched, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. During last 10 minutes of baking, combine GLAZE ingredients until well blended and smooth. Remove cake from oven and let cool on rack 10 minutes. Use a pastry brush to spread glaze on warm cake.
  5. Allow cake to cool completely. Glaze will harden to a crisp coating.

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About Easy Luscious Lemon Cake (from a cake mix)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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