Meme's Lemon Sunshine Cake

Sharon Capozzo


I love experimenting with cake mixes, by adding different flavors, and other ingredients. I had a yellow cake mix in the cupboard, so I went through the fridge, freezer, and cupboards to see what I could do with the cake mix. That's how this cake came about. My granddaughter and daughter loved it and so they named it for me. I am Meme (grandma) and this is my Lemon Sunshine Cake! It might make you pucker, but it's a good pucker!


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30 Min
50 Min


  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg
    vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    crisco oil
  • 4
  • 4
    lemons - juiced
  • ·
    lemon rind, grated from 2 lemons
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice

How to Make Meme's Lemon Sunshine Cake


  1. Heat oven to 345*
  2. Grease and flour bundt pan.
  3. Set aside the powdered sugar and the 1/2 cup lemon juice.
  4. In mixing bowl combine the remaining ingredients. With mixer on low speed mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Pour into bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. (time may vary according to your oven)
  5. Meantime combine the powdered sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice and 2 tsps lemon zest. The mixture should be a bit runny so it will soak into the cake.
  6. When the cake is done, let cool for 10 minutes then turn out on a cooling rack. While cake is still warm take the end of a wooden spoon or a skewer, and poke holes in the cake. Place a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil under the cooling rack and gradually spoon the lemon mixture over the cake. When cake has cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  7. *I have also spooned the lemon mixture onto the bottom of the cake before I turn it out.

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About Meme's Lemon Sunshine Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Lemony #lucious

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