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Lemon-Lime Poke Cake

White cake mix and frosting come together in this citrus flavored cake – a delicious dessert treat.


  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (4-serving size) box lime-flavored gelatin
  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup coarse light green sugar or green decorator sugar crystals


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13 x 9-inch pan, using water, oil and egg whites and adding 2 teaspoons of the lemon peel.
  3. Cool in pan on cooling rack 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  5. Poke cake every inch with handle of wooden spoon or tines of meat fork halfway into cake.
  6. Pour gelatin slowly over cake to fill holes.
  7. Cool completely, about 1 hour longer.
  8. In small bowl, mix frosting, lime peel and remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel until well blended.
  9. Frost cake.
  10. Sprinkle with sugar.

Prep Time 15 min | Total Time 2 hr | Servings 12

Nutrition Information–Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 407

% Daily Value Total Fat 16g 16% (Saturated Fat 3g, 3%), Sodium 361mg 361%; Total Carbohydrate 63g 63% (Dietary Fiber 0g 0%), Protein 3g 3%

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges:1 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 4

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker