Lemon Curd Poke Cake Recipe

This Lemon Curd Poke Cake is a beautiful springtime dessert bursting with flavor. It starts with a simple box yellow cake and is soaked in homemade lemon curd with homemade whipped cream on top.

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Lemon Curd Poke Cake

Ingredients

Yellow Cake

Whipped Cream

Supplies

Oxo Small Citrus Juicer

OXO Small Citrus Juicer

Oxo Good Grips Citrus Zester

OXO Good Grips Citrus Zester

Usa Pan Bakeware 9×13

USA Pan Bakeware 9×13

Oxo Good Grips Wooden Spoons

OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoons

Glass Pitcher Batter Bowl

Glass Pitcher Batter Bowl

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KitchenAid Hand Mixer

Lemon Poke Cake

How to Make Lemon Poke Cake

Step 1 – Bake the cake according to the directions on the box for a 9×13 cake. Use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes evenly all over the cake.

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Step 2 – Make the lemon curd. This is done by bringing lemon juice, sugar, and egg yolks to a boil and simmering until thick. Add the butter once it's been removed from the heat.

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Step 3- Pour the lemon curd over the cake. Try to fill up the holes, so that the curd can really be absorbed by the cake. This is what will make it so lemony and delicious!

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Step 4 – Make the homemade whipped cream topping. You could technically use a store bought whipped topping, but I have to say that NOTHING beats this homemade whipped cream recipe– especially as a poke cake topping! And it's stabilized by the pudding mix, so you don't have to worry about it deflating while it's in the refrigerator.

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Step 5 – Spread the whipped cream on top of the cake. Add a little lemon zest for garnish if you're feeling fancy!

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Recipe Q&A: Lemon Poke Cake

How many lemons make a cup of juice?

Six lemons should do the trick.

How do you make a moist lemon cake from scratch?

Ina Garten's recipe is very favorite for homemade lemon cake. And always, always, always use room temperature ingredients. You wouldn't believe the difference this makes in creating moisture and the perfect tender crumb in any cake!

Can poke cakes be frozen?

Absolutely! Just make sure the cake is tightly covered in plastic wrap before freezing. Let the cake thaw in the refrigerator for about 24 hours before serving.

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Lemon Poke Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This Lemon Curd Poke Cake is a beautiful springtime dessert bursting with flavor. It starts with a simple box yellow cake and is soaked in homemade lemon curd with homemade whipped cream on top.

Ingredients

Yellow Cake

  • yellow cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box (oil, water, eggs). May vary by brand.
  • Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • lemon juice
  • egg yolks
  • butter, cubed

Whipped Cream

  • heavy whipping cream
  • Dixie Crystals Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  •  vanilla extract
  •  instant pudding mix, vanilla flavor

Instructions

CLICK HERE to view the entire recipe on the Dixie Crystals website.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 2g

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