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Lemon-Lime Luscious Cake

A different kind of poke cake!  This one is flavored with refreshing lemon and lime and doesn’t use instant pudding!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: cakes, desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake recipe, lemon lime
Servings: 12
Calories: 308kcal


  • 1 15 oz white cake mix approx 15-18 oz white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup undiluted evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 3 oz lime flavored gelatin mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick very soft unsalted butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • juice of 1 small lemon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or grease a 13x9-inch oblong baking pan.
  • Combine cake mix, egg whites, evaporated milk, water and oil in a large bowl. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • Turn batter into pan and bake as for 13x9 instructions on the box. (varies, I used Duncan Hines and it was 25-30 minutes, but check the box for the brand you are using).
  • Remove cake from oven and cool for 30 minutes. Using a large-tyned fork (I used a meat serving fork), prick holes in the cake about 1/2-inch apart.
  • Mix the gelatin in a small bowl with the boiling water, mixing until sugar and gelatin is dissolved. Add the 1/2 cup cold water and stir well. Pour gelatin over top of cake. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • For frosting, beat the softened butter and the softened cream cheese until very well combined. Beat in the lemon zest.
  • Add the confectioners sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating until a thick paste texture is reached. Thin down to a spreadable consistency with the reserved lemon juice (I used about 2 tbs of lemon juice).
  • Frost chilled cake with the icing and garnish with lemon and lime slices if desired.
  • Makes 12 servings. Store leftover cake in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 68mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg