Dreamy Lemon Cake

Dreamy Lemon Cake

I made this Dreamy Lemon Cake for my brother’s birthday when we were visiting our family in Minnesota, and they ate every last piece. It’s an airy cake with light lemon flavor, and the cool whip topping is the perfect complement.

Dreamy Lemon Cake

Dreamy Lemon Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 Package Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 Package Instant Lemon Pudding Mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract or zest of a fresh lemon
  • 1 Package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1 Carton (8 oz.) Frozen Whipped Topping, at room temperature


  1. Combine the lemon cake mix, lemon pudding mix, water, and 3 egg whites.
  2. Beat on low for 1 minute.
  3. Pour into a 9 X 13 inch pan, coated with non-stick spray.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 23-28 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool in the fridge while mixing the topping.
  6. Combine the milk, lemon extract/zest, and vanilla pudding mix.
  7. Beat on low for 2 minutes.
  8. Fold in the whipped topping.
  9. Spread over the cake and refrigerate.

Want to invite me to a summer BBQ so I can bring this cake?

I feel like I could go for a frozen version of this dreamy lemon cake today because it is way hot out. We’re the type of people who don’t turn on our air on unless we really have to. We’ll see how long we last.

Dreamy Lemon Cake
Adapted from Home Grown Beets

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  1. That look amazing, I LOVE lemon desserts!

  2. Dreamy is right! I’m pretty much going to dream about this until I make it! Pinned!! :)

  3. Wonderful and delicious looking cake!!
    And we just looooooooooove lemon cakes

  4. Oh this looks heavenly! Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday. I will be sharing this later today on my Walking on Sunshine FB page!

  5. Oh my! This cake looks and sounds so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing it at Diana Rambles!!

    Co-host of Diana Rambles’ linky party

  6. Lemon anything is delicious. Yours is calling my name. thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  7. yummy! Looks so great! Saw you at Saturday Show & Tell.

    Can you please bring this to Super Sunday? We’d love to see you there! http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-2/

  8. Hi Beth! This lemon cake does look dreamy! Thanks for sharing it on our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party. So glad you stopped by. We would love to have you share it on our new sister blog – MyRecipeMagic.com. Has so many fun features as well as drive traffic back to your blog. Come and check it out! -The Six Sisters

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  10. This looks delicious. Lemon is my weakness. Thanks for sharing on Food Friends Friday.

  11. Can I make this into a double round?

  12. This post is being featured on my Lemon Love 50 recipe round up. Thanks for previously linking it to my Tasty Thursdays party. Enjoy!! Nichi

  13. Yummy, I love to make some lemony goodness in the summer. Thanks for taking the time to share this GREAT recipe!

  14. This looks delicious, I want to make this this weekend….but was wondering if you make the pudding according to package first, or you just add the dry mix in with the dry cake mix? (Same for the frosting..make the pudding first or just add the dry mix?) Thanks :)

  15. Wondering what size pudding package to use? I bought the bigger box 4.6 ounce, but am thinking maybe it needs the smaller one????

  16. Looks yummy, :-P , thanks for sharing..

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