8 April 2013

Lemon Poke Cake with Lemon Pudding Whip Cream Icing

My husband loves anything lemon and I do mean anything. When I saw this recipe in the latest Kraft magazine, I had to make it. I didn't realize how much of an impression it made until I was shopping and bought the ingredients necessary without fully knowing why ha ha. It was my mother in law who pointed the recipe out to me again and it was decided. The perfect birthday cake for my hubby!
It's a very simple recipe with many options for substitutions. I opted for strawberries on top because who can resist the lemon/strawberry combination? No one I know lol.
There were no complaints from those that devoured this cake and it was super simple to make.
Happy birthday Hubby!! I know you enjoyed the cake!!

Lemon Poke Cake with Lemon Pudding Whip Cream Icing
Source: http://www.kraftcanada.com

2 - 9in white cake rounds, cooled
2 cups boiling water
2 packages Jell-o lemon jelly powder (85g each)
1 package Jell-o lemon flavored instant pudding (4 serving size)
1 cup cold milk
3 cups thawed Cool Whip topping

    Put your completely cooled cake layers into 2 clean 9in round cake pans. It will make it easier and cleaner when adding the jelly. Pierce the cakes at 1/2 inch intervals with a large fork.
    In a bowl, add the boiling water to the jelly powders and stir for 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Carefully pour over the cakes and refrigerate for 3 hours.
    Beat the pudding mix and milk in a large bowl with a whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in the cool whip. Before adding the "icing", you need to un-mold the cakes. To un-mold the cakes, simply dip the bottom of the cake pan in warm water for about 10 sec, quickly dry the pan and then un-mold it. I placed my bottom cake on a plate and then put a layer of whip cream icing. Now I used 8 inch pans because it was all that I had, so I had to trim my bottom layer to make it flat and then iced it. Now repeat steps to un-mold the second cake and place on top of the bottom layer.
    Cover the sides and top with the remaining icing. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish as you like before serving (or before the 1 hour refrigerator time - whatever works best for you).

Happy baking!!!


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