Lemon Poke Cake


This is a moist lemony cake. It is called a poke cake because you poke holes in it to absorb the glaze. If you want, you can serve this with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 (9x13-inch) poke cake


  • 1 (15.25) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix

  • ¾ cup water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 large eggs

  • cup lemon juice

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.

  2. To make the cake: Stir cake mix and instant pudding together in a large bowl. Add water, oil, and eggs; mix until smooth and well blended. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. While cake is still hot, poke holes in the top with a fork.

  4. To make the glaze: Mix lemon juice and confectioners sugar together in a small bowl until smooth; pour over hot cake and allow to seep into the holes. Let cake cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1338 Calories
17g Fat
283g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 1338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 2448mg 106%
Total Carbohydrate 283g 103%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 153g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 712mg 55%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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