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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

~A Cake for Exhausted Cooks~

Hello everyone, 
Well my life is getting calmer since I have the kitchen mostly put together. Now I can get back to my favorite hobby BLOGGING...
On Monday we had family visiting from out of town and I baked a cake.
This cake has been a family favorite since I found the recipe in a 1971 Grange Cookbook. 
In the early 70's my kids loved a couple of pieces packed in their lunch box. I think they might have been selling the extra piece for cash, Hum... 

A Cake for Exhausted Cooks.
Simple ingredients and the cake is done in a hour from start to finish.
In the early 70's while the kids were young, ingredients were less expensive. A cake mix, 
fresh lemon juice squeezed from my mother's lemon tree.  Water and oil.
Fresh eggs from our chickens and a package of lemon jell-0.
A cake that is moist and has a delicious flavor. 
So Simple! It's a good thing~
Poking the holes in the cake is easy and adding the lemon glaze is the best!

1 pkg. Yellow cake mix
1 pkg. lemon Jell-o, mix 
mix thoroughly 
Next add:
4 well beaten eggs, 3/4 c. cooking oil, 3/4 c. water
Beat thoroughly.
Bake in greased and floured oblong pan 13x91/2x2  at 350 degrees F. for about 35 minutes.
When baked, and while still in pan, pierce to bottom ten times with fork or ice pick, (while still hot). Pour on glaze which will sink in. 
GLAZE (No Cooking)
2 c.powdered sugar
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. orange juice or 1/4 c. maraschino cherry juice optional

Yellow Jell-o Glaze Cake tastes so delicious with Triple French Vanilla Ice Cream.
I hope you try this wonderful and easy cake for family and friends.
Linking to:
Miz Helen's Country Cottage for Full Plate Thursday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden
Stonegable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday 
Simple Living for Foodie Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
I hope you enjoy your weekend and thank you for visiting


  1. What a perfect cake! I can totally see why your children had buyers. I love this cake and wish I had a huge slice right now. Hope you have a delightful weekend and hope to see you and your wonderful recipes again at FF. xx

  2. Wow, this cake looks wonderful and yummy...the best part of it, it's so easy! I'm loving the jello twist, never made one like it! Oh goodness, I'll probably start making this cake now, lol!!! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit, my friend. Big hugs,

  3. You won me just by the name. I am pinning this and making it soon. I am not the best baker so I appreciate a simple delicious cake. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  4. Hi Betty,
    This cake looks so moist and delicious and I can't wait to taste it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  5. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home. Looks delicious.

  6. Oh, I bet this is so delicious and refreshing! Love easy cake recipes! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  7. My grandmother gave me this recipe years ago. It is a family favorite. We make it in a tube cake or Bundt pan though. It presents beautifully, I'll have to try it in an oblong pan.

  8. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a wonderful weekend!
    Miz Helen


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