Better than… Lemons Poke Cake is a fabulous cool and creamy spring time and summer time treat! It’s the perfect dessert to take to a potluck, BBQ, or to eat right out of the pan in your own kitchen. It’s that good.

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This cake is SO good. On the day of 18 desserts (as I have now named that in-freaking-sane day during which I baked 18 different desserts so I’d have content to blog while we moved into our new home), this was my second favorite. My favorite was this skinny frozen hot chocolate… but that might just be because I could drink it without feeling guilty.

But if calories came free, this might very well have been my favorite treat from that day.

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It’s cool, and creamy, and decadent, and full to the brim with a decadent lemon curd.

A decadent, easy, microwave lemon curd. Which I am in looooooooove with. Because I really, really like quick and easy. And from start to finish (and chilled!), this lemon curd takes about 20 minutes to make.

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You’re going to love this one! Happy spring time, everyone!

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Lemon Poke Cake


  • 1 Lemon Cake, baked and cooled in a 9x13 pan (I used a Duncan Hines cake mix)
  • 1 Lemon Curd Recipe, reserve 1/4 cup for drizzling
  • 1 - 8 oz cool whip
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Use the bottom of a wooden spoon to evenly poke holes throughout the baked cake (approximately 20-25 holes).
  2. Pour the lemon curd over the cake, aiming to fill the holes. Use a rubber spatula to spread the curd evenly over the cake.
  3. Spread the cool whip over top. Sprinkle the white chips and pecans over top. Drizzle with remaining lemon curd.
  4. Let chill for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.
  5. Serves 12


Note: the lemon curd can make this a bit tart-- which I like. But if you are at all concerned about the cake being TOO "lemon-y," ease up when pouring the lemon curd and don't use the whole batch.

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Easy Lemon Curd


  • 1 cup lemon juice (fresh is always best!)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs


  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl (contents WILL bubble up when stirred, so make sure you have plenty of extra room to avoid a spill-over).
  2. Microwave ingredients for up to 10 minutes. REMOVE AND STIR after every minute. Once mixture begins to thicken, you can discontinue heating. It generally takes mine 6-8 minutes to look just right.
  3. Line a smaller bowl with a zip top bag (use a high quality brand so it doesn't melt). Pour the lemon curd into the zip top bag and seal it up.
  4. Fill the bowl with ice water and place the bag of lemon curd in the ice bath. Place the bowl in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Curd will be thickened and chilled once removed and ready to serve.

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