Lemon cakes are super easy desserts to do if you use yellow cake box mix. In healthy recipes, yellow cake mix is combined with lemon-flavored gelatin, vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar to create a moist and luscious cake that is refreshing to the senses. The cake is covered with a lemon glaze made of lemon juice and sugar. Impress your family and friends with this simple yet elegant dessert dish. Serve this with vanilla ice cream or lemon sorbet for a completely delectable experience. Sweet, tangy and scrumptious, lemon cake is a great all-around cake for any occasion, whether you are having a tea party, a birthday party, or an outdoor picnic.
This is a double lemon recipe; the flavor of the lemon in the cake comes from the lemon flavored gelatin and the lemon juice and lemon rind is used to make the glaze to cover the cake so it is quite a tangy experience when you bite into it, with different lemon flavors bursting in your mouth. Use powdered gelatin to make this recipe and choose a good brand that has a distinct flavor of lemon that tastes more natural than artificial. The gelatin will help set the cake and give it a soft and luscious texture. The gelatin needs to be dissolved in water before it is added to the rest of the ingredients to make the cake batter.
Ingredients: 1 pack lemon flavored gelatin, 1 cup very hot water, 4 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 pack cake mix, yellow, 4 large eggs, well beaten, 3/4 cups sugar, 2 whole lemons, 1 lemon zest – grated
Dissolve the gelatin in hot boiling water and allow it to cool. Add the cake mix, eggs, sugar, water and oil. Pour the batter in a greased baking pan. Bake it in a 350 degrees F preheated oven for about 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool. In the meantime, make the glaze by dissolving the sugar in the lemon juice. Grated lemon rind may be added to glaze. Once the cake is cool, drizzle the glaze over it.
To avoid clumping, sprinkle the granules in a bit of cold water. Sprinkle the granules evenly over the surface of the water to make sure that every particle dissolves instead of dumping them all in one pile. Let the powdered gelatin stand in the cold water for about 5 to 10 minutes, then pour the hot water over it and stir until completely melted. The gelatin dissolved in hot water has to be cooled completely before it can be added to the batter. It is best if all the ingredients are at room temperature before you mix them all together.