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refreshing lemon icebox cake

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Harrell
Camden, AR

This cake is so refreshing and a crowd-pleaser. A great cake to take to a gathering, you will surely leave with a clean cake platter. My family loves this cake, especially in the summertime. Hope you enjoy cooking this cake as much as I do!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What an easy peasy lemon cake recipe. It's sweet, tart, creamy, and refreshing. The hardest part is letting the cake cool before adding the lemony filling. If you like lemon desserts, this will be a big hit.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For refreshing lemon icebox cake

  • 1 box
    Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 lg
  • 1 1/3 c
    Sprite or 7-up
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 can
    Eagle Brand condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1/2 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 16 oz
    Cool Whip
  • 2 can
    Eagle Brand condensed milk (14 oz each)
  • 1 c
    fresh lemon juice

How To Make refreshing lemon icebox cake

  • Two greased cake pans.
    Preheat oven to 350. Spray and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.
  • Batter ingredients combined in a bowl.
    Mix cake mix and eggs (slightly beaten). Stir in oil, mix in Sprite or 7-up until blended. Beat about a minute more.
  • Batter poured into the pans.
    Pour into greased and floured pans. Cook about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean... DO NOT OVERCOOK.
  • Baked cakes cut in half.
    Let cake cool and slice each half into two layers. This will make 4 layers.
  • Condensed milk and lemon juice spread on top of the cakes.
    To make the filling, combine condensed milk and lemon juice. Put filling between layers, not to let filling seep onto sides. Take each cake piece and place it on top of the filling. You should now have 2 complete layers.
  • Condensed milk, lemon juice, and whipped topping combined in a bowl.
    To make the icing, mix condensed milk and lemon juice together then fold into Cool Whip.
  • A bit of icing in between the two cakes.
    Place a bit of the Icing between the 2 layers.
  • Icing the cake with the remaining frosting.
    Stack the cake and then ice the rest of the cake.
  • Slice of Refreshing Lemon Icebox Cake on a plate.
    Put a dollop of any leftover icing on each slice of cake.