Lemon Birthday Cake

My baby turned two today! It has been a very busy day, being the first day of school for her older sisters as well. We started with an early celebratory breakfast, then a walk around the neighborhood which included a stop at the store to pick up ingredients to make a lemon cake for the birthday girl.

The lemon cake was baked in a bundt pan, and did not want to come out in once piece. We tried to salvage it’s looks with lots of fish cake toppers. I can’t say the cake looked any better, but the birthday girl had more fun decorating, undecorating and redecorating her slice of cake than she did eating it. So it was a win.

The cake itself was delicious, a definite winner that I will make again. It was totally worth the trip to the store for a lemon. I believe this is from the “Cake Mix Doctor” cookbook.

Lemon Bundt Cake

1 pkg plain yellow cake mix

1 3-oz pkg lemon gelatin

2/3 c oil

2/3 c hot water

4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mist and dust and dust a 12-cup Bundt pan. Bake 40 minutes. Cool for 10, then remove from pan, set right side up and glaze.


1 1/2 c powdered sugar

2 TBSP fresh lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

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