Lemon Icebox Cake

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This cake was really good. I did, however, screw up and added the whipping cream to the entire lemon mixture. I think next time I make it, I will do the same. I also learned a neat trick to cut the cake layers in half using dental floss ….. worked great!

Out of all the cakes I make, this is everybody’s favourite. It’s got an addictive quality to it – the right amount of tang and not too sweet. I doctor the boxed lemon cake mix to make it taste more homemade and luscious. To the cake mix I add one cup of sour cream; 5.9 onz of lemon instant pudding mix, 1 cup of veg oil, 4 eggs and 1/2 cup of sprite or 7-up. For the rest, I’ve followed the icing directions and how it’s prepared. It keeps well and tastes better the longer it stays in the fridge, however it doesn’t last that long around our house.


I needed to make this for a summer pot luck dinner. So, I baked the cake in a jelly roll pan. I also used a small size of the lemon jello pudding mix. I put 1/2 of the pudding mix in the cake batter and used the other 1/2 in the filling. I also used the zest of 2 lemons in the filling. As the cake came out of the oven I poked wholes in the cake and then smoothed 1/2 the filling over the cake.

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After the cake had cooled I put the filling with the whipped topping folded in on top. I sprinkled the topping with a little yellow crystal-sugar. Everyone loved it. The smaller sizes of cake were perfect for a potluck dinner.

A fantastic cake. We used 9-in. pans — cutting them apart with dental floss is very easy. We reserved 1 cup lemon/milk mixture for topping, but it was way too much. Should have used most of the mixture for the layers. BE SURE to add more lemon juice to the mixture that will be used in the middle. I will definitely be making this again, and soon!

Without a doubt, it is the lovely texture of the filling and icing that makes this cake hard to resist! I used the regular filling inside and the whipped cream version on the outside…there was a ton of icing, so next time I will probably use more lemon filling before mixing in the remainder with the whipped cream. Such a lovely cake, I can’t wait to serve it up to the in-laws!!! Thanks!


2 packages lemon pudding mix
1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip

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