Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Downhill Granny's Lemon Pound Cake

Last night I made this Lemon Pound is pretty much (I can never follow a recipe exactly, can you?) the recipe passed down from my grandma... It is very simple to make, super moist and tasty too! So here is the recipe for....

Downhill Granny's Lemon Pound Cake

(I called my Mom's Mom Downhill Granny because I had two Grannies that lived in the same small town- one at the top of a very long hill and one at the bottom.)

1 Betty Crocker White Cake mix
1 package Jello Pudding powder
3/4 cups of water
1/2 cup lemon juice
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil

In a large mixing bowl empty cake mix (dry) and add Jello pudding powder, water, lemon juice, eggs and oil. Stir for two minutes or until very well combined. Pour into a well greased cake pan and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake.

Lets stand for 10 minutes and then turn out of pan on to a plate. Profusely perforate top with a toothpick. Ice while still warm with:


1 cup icing sugar
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup butter zest of one orange or lemon
Combine well. Adjust lemon juice/icing sugar mix for desired consistency.

Give it a try! I think you'll like it!


  1. Thank you! It looks delicious and I love lemon.

  2. I put on 5 pounds just reading that!! MMMMMMM... that cake looks so good.

  3. Hey now!!! Why did you have to go and post the recipe??? You KNOW that I will attempt this delicious sounding pound cake. :)

  4. Mmmmm! Can I just come over and have a slice? I don't think I can wait long enough for it to bake. lol!

    I liked the sweet story behind this pound cake, too. :)


  5. Anything lemon gets my attention! This sounds fabulous (and ez, too!) It's on my list!

  6. That looks sooo good!! I am a sucker for lemon cake!! I will have to try this one!! YUM!!

  7. Just made this on friday and loved it. We loved it so much I added it to my blog. Come by and check it out when you have a chance.