Thursday, July 4, 2013

Double Lemon Cake

Double the lemon, double the fun?  Well, in this case it certainly doubles the deliciousness.

I made this cake specifically for my boyfriend. He loves lemon and when I mentioned I was thinking of making him a celebratory cake or buying him one, he opted for the homemade cake.  I don’t blame him, cakes made at home – whether from scratch or from a box are always ten times better than cakes bought in stores. I factor that down to it being made with love … and having control of what you put in it.
I served my mother up with a slice of this cake not telling her how it was made.  She raved about the cake to everyone and even said that this particular cake was made “for the books.” She eventually asked what I put in it and when I told her, she was astounded.

Serves 12. 6 Points Plus per slice.

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Lemon cake mix
  • 1 can Diet Fresca (or any diet, clear colored soda)
  • 12 oz. Fat Free Cool Whip
  • 1 box Sugar Free Lemon Pudding

Mix cake mix and diet soda in a large bowl.  Stir to combine.

Spray 2 round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. Divide batter into the two pans and bake per the box directions. My cakes were cooked in 28 minutes.

Empty whipped topping into a bowl, pour pudding mix over cool whip, fold to combine.  When combined, transfer mixture into a covered bowl (you can reuse the cool whip container) and place into the fridge to firm up.

Let the cakes cool completely.  Place one cake onto a cake plate (that can go into the refrigerator), smear some frosting onto the face side up portion of the cake (about ¼ or 1/3 of the frosting).  Place the other cake on top of the cake, then frost around the sides and top.

When done frosting, you can serve immediately or place into the fridge.  I think it tastes best cold out of the fridge it makes it so much more refreshing.


  1. Hello Shannon! Congratulations on your weight loss success! You are an inspiration! I came across your page while searching online for the number of points in Kellogg's Special K honey Barbeque crisps. I then began to navigate your blog. I am going to try many of your recipes especially your lemon cake! I could just jump through the screen and gobble that up :) I am on weight watchers for the third time in a period of about 2 years. It is my second week this time. I feel differently this time about the program, why I am doing this and my needing and wanting to change my eating habits for good. I do however love cake! So thank you for posting and inspiring! Take care, Tamara

    1. Hi Tamara, thank you! I wish you many successes on your weight loss journey. Just remember that times may not always be easy, but at the end of the day, it's worth it. This lemon cake was certainly one of my favorites. I enjoy baking and making lighter alternatives to delicious treats without those eating it knowing it's healthier. If you do try any of my recipes - I hope you enjoy!

    2. Hello Shannon, I made the cake today and had a piece already! It was light and airy, yet moist! The frosting was creamy and in short, I loved it. My kids and husband will love it too! I have to confess that I couldn't wait until after supper. When I crave something I better get it out of the way or I will eat everything but that ,and then end up eating what I craved too. I had one slice and I feel satisfied! Thanks again! Tamara week I am trying the pumpkin cookies ;)

    3. Hi Tamara! Thank you for following up and letting me know how you enjoyed the cake! It's one of my favorites! I hope your husband and children enjoy as well. There's nothing wrong with dessert before dinner - as long as you've enjoyed it and feel on track, you're golden! I just recently shared a chocolate peanut butter cake with chocolate ganache that I whipped up for my boyfriends birthday. Another goodie.