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Luscious Lemon Pudding Cake

Updated on August 2, 2013

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Awesome Lemon Pudding Cake

If you like lemon flavor your going to love this cake. It is rich in lemon flavor and super moist. Yes it goes perfect with coffee... well most everything goes perfect with coffee. This could very well became a family favorite.

Doing these Hub articles has been fantastic in reminding me of family times, good food and happy memories from childhood to current memories. This recipe for the Lemon Pudding Cake comes from my Aunt Pat, also my God Mother we share the same middle name. Anyway, Aunt Pat got this recipe from her sister-in-law Ruth (no not named after her, after my grandmother).

Aunt Pat started to make this cake years and years ago. She would do this for family gatherings, Christmas, Thanksgiving, parties. If she didn't make it then thank goodness Ruth would. On the very rare times they both didn't make it we would be sure to go out of our way (with good humor of course) to make them feel badly about it.

One of my favorite Christmas memories is that Aunt Pat made a separate cake just for the cousins. We sat around at a little card table with forks and spoons in hand chowing down on that cake. If I remember correctly it was gone in about a half an hour. Yes we all crashed and burned from the sugar high, it was so worth it! Gratefully being young we all had the metabolism to deal with all that sugar. Thanks to my aunt it was a perfectly sweet Christmas.

Now that my Aunt Pat is getting older the Lemon Pudding Cake doesn't always show up. Can't blame her she has been making it for years. Suppose now it is up to me or one of my cousins to carry on the tradition. I will happily do so. I am a little sad however that I no longer have the metabolism to handle chowing down a whole cake with a few cousins. I must be honest that some how the cake doesn't taste the same when Aunt Pat doesn't make it. I guess that is to be expected.

My friends also love this cake. They ask me to make it for all kinds of parties and gatherings. Graduations, birthdays as an extra dessert, cookouts and holiday parties. When I was working in an office I would get requests there also for a Friday treat. When we had going away parties for follow workers moving on. Those where perfect occasions for bringing in the lemon pudding cake.

Ok so lets get this recipe down. It is very easy to do, and doesn't take much preparation time.

Lemon Pudding Cake:

Box Lemon Cake Mix

One Package of instant lemon pudding mix

3/4 cup cooking oil (vegetable is fine)

3/4 cup water

Four eggs

Beat oil and water for two minutes. Blend in cake mix and instant pudding. Add four eggs, beat until blended.

Bake for one hour at 350 degrees in an ungreased angel food tube pan. Don't over bake.


Mix two cups confectioners sugar

1/2 cup of real lemon juice

2 tablespoons of water.

Ten minutes after the cake is baked invert it on to a dish and add the topping mixture to the top of the cake. You can spoon it on or drizzle it on. The lemon mixture that gathers at the bottom of the plate you can spoon back up on to the top of the cake so more soaks in. You wont get it all to soak in. The left over juice will soak into the bottom of the cake. So rich and yummy.

I'm sure you have guessed that the best part of this cake is the bottom not the top.

If you decided to try this cake out with a family get together or any gathering. Be warned the cake is a bit sticky, use caution while traveling. It is so worth the extra caution and hopefully it will become a family and friend favorite.

For the love of family, friends, good food and good times keep baking!

Thanks for reading,

Alison Ruth

Lemon Pudding Cake

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Serves up to 15 people keeping slices small.

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Photos of Lemon Pudding Cake being made.

Cake ready for the oven
Cake ready for the oven | Source
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      Alison 4 years ago from USA

      Gratitude Journal, very easy to make and so worth it. Thanks for reading

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      Alison 4 years ago from USA

      TrudyVan, Thanks for reading and following. Look forward to keeping up with your hubs.

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      Alison 4 years ago from USA

      Gratitude Journal Thanks for reading. Hope you get to try the cake it is yummy and easy to make.

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      TrudyVan Curre 4 years ago from South Africa

      I love any thing with lemon in it. Thank you for sharing

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      Gratitude Journal 4 years ago

      De-licious! I don't bake often, but this might be compelling enough to make me give it a try.

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      Alison 4 years ago from USA

      Thelma Alberts .. Thanks for reading. Day is good here. Hope yours has been good also. :)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      It sounds yummy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Have a great day!

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      Alison 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you for your kind words. Been enjoying following you. Thanks for reading.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love anything with lemons. Your pudding cake is awesome. Voted up

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      Alison 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks glad you think it looks yummy hope you get to try it sometime. Thank you for the nice words and for reading.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This recipe for lemon pudding cake looks really good. The image of the cake looks delicious and yummy. The other images help to show how to make this cake.

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      Alison 4 years ago from USA

      Enjoy. Thanks for reading

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      Alison 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks hope you like the cake. Thanks for reading.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.