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Triple Lemon Poke Cake in a pan on table

Triple Lemon Poke Cake

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  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Lemon lovers, this Triple Lemon Poke Cake is for you! Soft lemon cake is soaked with lemon Jell-o, chilled then topped with the most gloriously fluffy lemon frosting. This all lemon dessert could not be more refreshing or delicious!


  • One 9x13 lemon cake (baked & cooled)
  • One 3 oz box of lemon Instant Jell-O mix
  • 8 oz. whipped topping (thawed)
  • One small box instant lemon pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • Lemon slices & sprinkles for garnish (optional)


  1. Use the handle of a wooden spoon, skewer, or chopstick to poke holes over the entire surface of the cooled cake.
  2. Prepare Jell-o with 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water. (This is 1/2 cup less water than the directions on the box.)
  3. Pour Jell-o over the cake – making sure to get some in every hole and over the surface of the cake.
  4. Refrigerate overnight or at least three hours.

Lemon topping

  1. Whisk together milk and lemon pudding mix.
  2. Let sit for about one minute, then fold in whipped topping until incorporated.
  3. Spread topping over cake and refrigerate until serving.
  4. Add sprinkles and lemon slices for garnish just before serving.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 249
  • Sugar: 12.1 g
  • Sodium: 217.2 mg
  • Fat: 6.2 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 45.6 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.7 mg