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This Luscious Lemon Poke Cake is so incredibly easy and delicious! The perfect Spring or Summertime dessert! We love to take it to BBQs and potlucks!

Luscious Lemon Poke Cake | Aunt Bee's Recipes

The other day, we had a mid week celebration!  My hubby finished up a huge art history paper (He works 2 jobs AND goes to school so he is basically my hero)  I surprised him with a brand new grill he has been wanting and we BBQ’d!

Luscious Lemon Poke Cake | Aunt Bee's Recipes

On our menu was

    • Hot Dogs with Kraut Sauce
    • Mama’s Potato Salad
    • Mama’s Baked Beans
  • Sweet Tea
  • Luscious Lemon Poke Cake

This cake was so incredibly delicious and easy!  You have to make it for your next BBQ!

Luscious Lemon Poke Cake

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  • 1 box white cake mix (plus ingredients to make the cake, I substitute milk for the water and melted unsalted butter for the oil, to give it more of a rich, homemade taste)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (6 oz) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 3 cups thawed cool whip topping
  • 1/2 package of regular sized golden oreos crushed


Prepare cake in a 13×9 pan according to package directions. Poke holes in cake with large fork at 1/2 inch intervals.

In a bowl, add boiling water to gelatin mix. Stir until completely dissolved and carefully pour over cake. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Beat pudding mix and milk in a large bowl with a whisk. Stir in Cool Whip. Spread over the top of the cake. Top with crushed oreos and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


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