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Nov 15, 2006 08:53 PM

Best Lemon Cake

I need to get a lemon cake for someone's b-day party in a few weeks.

Any recommendations on where I can get one that won't cost me a fortune and is really good? I'm not really a lemon cake eater so I have no leads.


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  1. I like Miss Grace Lemon Cake, there's a location in Encino.

    1. Costco has a very good lemon cake, made with real lemon bits in the batter and a lemony topping. Quite large. I think it's $6.99. Got this for a potluck at church and it was gone so fast I didn't have time to save a piece to take home. Excellent moist lemon taste.

      1. Miss Grace is very good, but probably more then $22 a cake. Costco's is moist and acceptable,but to me has a fake lemon taste. I have an easy recipe that you make one day ahead. It calls for a boxed mix, lemon jello and real lemon juice. Let me know if you want it.

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        1. re: compucook

          Compucook I'm in, I'm a lemon junkie, would love the recipe.


          1 Box Duncan Hines Lemon Cake
          3/4 Cup Water
          3/4 Cup Oil
          1 Box Lemon Jello
          4 Eggs

          Combine above ingredients.

          Beat for 4-5 minutes.

          Grease & flour Bundt Pan.

          Bake for 50-55 minutes @350 degrees.

          Allow cake to cool slightly and remove from pan.

          Poke 40-50 holes in top & sides of cake with long toothpick.

          Glaze: 1/3 Cup Fresh/Bottled Lemon Juice
          2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar

          Mix well. Brush into top and sides of cake.

          Wrap well in tin foil & freeze for at least 24 hours.
          Slice thin while frozen or defrost and serve. It's always a winner!

          1. I highly recommend the lemon cake at Sweet Lady Jane if you want to really splurge (a full cake costs about $50).