Lemon Poke Cake is a homemade from scratch moist lemony cake that’s the perfect balance of tart lemon, light sweet cake, and all topped off with freshly whipped cream.
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I love lemon desserts! Who’s with me? I know so many of you are! We have many lemon desserts here on Life Currents, and I think it’s time for another one!
It’s the perfect dessert to serve your family and friends!
The cake is really easy to make, with only 5 ingredients in the cake, and 2 ingredients in the lemon syrup, it comes together in no time.
And, it’s so luscious and delicious!
And the ingredients are all simple. Nothing complicated. And no boxes of Jell-o or pudding to be found in this recipe.
A luscious sweet treat
This delicious lemon poke cake is super moist and packed full of lemon flavor! This cake is a great sweet treat!
Refrigerate or serve at room temperature
You can store this cake at room temperature, making it perfect for a spring time potluck like Easter or for Mother’s Day. Or serve it at summer pool parties.
Or, you can store it in the fridge, which will give it a more pudding like flavor and texture. I love it both ways – fridge or room temp – maybe preferring it a bit from the fridge. That pudding texture is to die for.
Other lemon treats you’ll love
- Grandma’s Lemon Custard Pie with Lemon Curd Topping
- Lemon Soufflé Cheesecake
- Lemon Ice Cream
- Meyer Lemon Brûlée Tart
Freshly made whipped cream
I love my whipped cream dispenser to make homemade whipped cream in no time flat. It’s so easy and so yummy.
I simply pour about 1 cup of heavy cream into the canister, add in some powdered sugar, usually about 1-2 tablespoons. Taste to make sure it’s sweet enough. Then you can add in any flavoring you want. For this cake I might add a dash of vanilla extract. Or, try a little limoncello for an adult whipped cream.
Put the lid on the dispenser, give it a good shake. Then add the charger, and you’re all ready with fresh whipped cream. Yum!
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We are so excited to be giving away $410 in gift cards for Mother’s Day to three lucky readers. The giveaway will run from April 26th – May 10th.
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Lemon Poke Cake Recipe
Lemon Poke Cake
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 ½ sticks)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ¾ cups self-rising flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Butter an 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
- Using a hand held electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add 1 cup sugar and lemon peel and beat until light and fluffy.
- Beat in 1 egg, then half of the flour; repeat. Transfer batter to prepared the baking pan.
- Bake the cake, until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
- While cake bakes, make the lemon syrup. Combine ½ cup sugar and lemon juice in small saucepan, and heat over medium heat, Stir until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
- Place cake still in the pan on a cooling rack. Using slender wooden skewer, poke holes all over top of cake. Spoon syrup over cake in several additions, allowing syrup to be absorbed each time.
- Cool cake completely.
- Cut cake into squares. Serve with freshly whipped & lightly sweetened whipped cream; spoon berries alongside. Garnish with mint, if desired.
Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature or refrigerate.