Supplies - I purchased whichever cake mix was on sale; eggs and pan not pictured.
Heat 1 cup of water for 1 minute.
Open package of Jell-O and mix into 1 cup of hot water.
Mix thoroughly and allow to cool.
Cool Jell-o at room temperature (approx 30mins.) or it can be placed in the fridge. At times I will make it a day ahead, stick in fridge, then use. Make sure to cover if you do this to prevent skin.
Once Jell-o has cooled, preheat oven to 350 degrees(F).
In a mixing bowl add cake mix
Add 3/4 cup of oil (your preference)
Add 4 eggs
Follow mixing instructions on your selected brand of lemon cake mix (today I used Betty Crocker). Mine says mix 30 seconds on low, then beat 2 minutes on medium.
Mix as directed. I use a stand mixer - a hand mixer works fine too.
Pour in Jell-o (if you have a splash guard, use it) and mix until smooth. Notice the consistency of my Jell-o; if you refrigerated and it turned to gelatin, you will have to scoop in and mix longer.
Mix mix mix
Allow the yum-o batter on the mixer blades to fall in the bowl. We want to use all the batter!
Don't forget to scrape the sides. Note the fluffy consistency. The colder your Jell-o, the fluffier it gets (I've noticed).
Pour into greased pan (coated in non-stick).
Place in the oven at 350 degrees.
Set your timer for 15 minutes! :)
While the first part of baking is going on let's make the icing! First, roll your lemons to get the most juice possible.
Slice your lemons.
Squeeze! Squeeze them into a cup. Make sure to strain out the seeds.
Add 2 cups of confectioners sugar (aka powdered sugar).
Hand mix until smooth or place in a handy-dandy mini mixer if you have one. :)
When 15 minutes are up, lower the temperature on the oven to 300 degrees.
Set timer for 30 minutes.
Mmmmmm... Resist digging into it and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
Here's the weird part... Prick with a fork about every inch. Make sure to wipe the fork as you move because it will get clumpy.
All forked up!
Pour amazingly lemony glaze over cake. The fork holes allow the cake to absorb the glaze.
Here is what it looks like. Yours will look whiter, I was low on sugar on my glaze. Serve warm or cool. Amazing with coffee.
Keeps moist for several days. Enjoy! :)