Mary Martha's Surprise Cake

Mary Martha's Surprise Cake Recipe

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Lori Brown


This recipe was another on of my grandmother's. I don't recall ever having this cake, but it sounds DELISH!! I don't know where the name come's from, but I would imagine it's a relative somewhere down the line.


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15 Min
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  • 1 pkg
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg
    lemon jello ( 4 oz. )
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 3 large
  • 1 tsp
    lemon extract

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • ·
    juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Mary Martha's Surprise Cake


  1. In a mixing bowl; mix the first 6 ingredients for 5 minutes; Pour into greased 11 x 13 baking dish and bake on 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. While cake is still warm, puncture it several times with a fork.
  2. In a saucepan combine; butter, juice of 1 lemon, grated lemon and powdered sugar. Stir until smooth; pour mixture over the warm cake.

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About Mary Martha's Surprise Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

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