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enhanced lemon cake

Enhanced Cake Mix Lemon Pound Cake

My grandmother's recipe for pound cake, but with more ingredients!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Mix, Lemon Bundt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness
Cost 5


  • 1/2 package Duncan Hines Signature Lemon Supreme Cake Mix (216 grams) that's half a 432 gram box.
  • 1/2 package lemon flavored instant pudding mix (48 grams) from a 96 grams box
  • 1/2 cup cake flour (60 grams)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (65 grams)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (olive oil) (40 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened to the point of being almost melted (42 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 large eggs, bring to room temperature (135 grams)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt (120 grams)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons water

Lemon Icing

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  • Mix the cake mix, pudding mix, flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add the olive oil and the softened butter to the dry ingredients and stir until the dry mixture is partially coated with the fat Add the lemon zest.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, vanilla and water.
  • Pour about 1/3 of the egg mixture into the dry mixture and stir well. Gradually add remaining egg mixture until thick and rough textured.
  • With an electric mixer, beat for 30 seconds to 1 minute on medium speed until well blended and smooth.
  • Scrape batter into loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let the cake cool for about 15 minutes in the pan, then carefully remove and let cool completely.
  • When completely cool, carefully spoon icing over the top and let it fall down the sides.
  • Icing: Melt the butter in a 2 cup liquid measure or a bowl. Add the powdered sugar and stir until well mixed. Slowly, about a teaspoon at a time, add lemon juice and stir vigorously until the icing is smooth enough to spoon over the cake.
  • Spoon over the cake and allow iced cake to sit until icing is firm.