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Family Recipe Friday - Grandma's Lemon Cake

Grandma Desmarais used to make this cake on a regular basis. I don' t know where she got the recipe from and based on the packaged ingredients involved, it isn't a recipe that dates back too far in history. However, my mother also makes Grandma's lemon cake for special occasions. It makes a great brunch cake. I love lemon, so it has become one of my favourites and it always evokes memories of Grandma Desmarais. It will certainly become one of those recipes that I will continue to make for my children and grandchildren (when that day comes, not to soon please kids). Please enjoy Grandma Desmarais Lemon Cake.

Grandma Desmarais Lemon Cake

1 Duncan Hines lemon cake mix
1 pkg lemon instant pudding mix
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup of water
2 tbsp soften butter
2 tbsp water
2 cups icing sugar
1 lemon

Mix cake and pudding mix together. Add eggs, oil and 3/4 cups of water. Beat. Pour into large  9x9 inches. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Remove from oven and poke lots of holes on top with a fork.
Mix icing sugar, soften butter with water ( 2 tbsp)  and the juice of lemon.
Pour this over hot cake.
Turn off oven and return cake to oven for 5-10 minutes or until glazed.

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1 comment:

  1. Those pudding cakes were very popular when I was first married. So, that would put it in the early 1970's.

    I had one that I would add a bit of sherry and it was so moist and good.

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