Aug 20

Easy Lemon Butter Cake

I’ve created heaven: Easy Lemon Butter Cake starts with a cake mix and has the perfect lemon flavor. The warm cake is soaked with a lemon butter sauce!!

Easy Lemon Butter Cake starts with a cake mix and has the perfect lemon flavor. The warm cake is soaked with a lemon butter sauce!!

Jordan had her first day of middle school last week. How my baby got to be a 7th grader, I’ll never know. I wasn’t sad when I dropped her off really, more nervous. Nervous about if she’ll like it, what classes she’ll have, if she’ll have good teachers, if the girls will all get along.

If I’m being 100% honest I’m more worried about the seventh grade girl drama than I am about school. Jordan’ll get by in school; that I’m not worried about. It’s the hormones and craziness of middle school girls I’m worried about. I’ve head some horror stories from veteran parents…and I remember my 7th grade year…it wasn’t awesome.

I have a feeling we’re both going to need lots of comfort food as the months progress and lots of hugs…and patience…something I need to work on when it comes to her emotions. You know what can help me with my emotions? Cake. Lemon Butter Cake – an easy lemon cake soaked with a sweet lemon butter sauce. It’s, quite literally, heaven and is proven to improve any mood.

Lemon Butter Cake starts with a cake mix so it’s an easy recipe soaked with a buttery sweet lemon sauce. This cake is moist for days…if it lasts that long.

Easy Lemon Butter Cake starts with a cake mix and has the perfect lemon flavor. The warm cake is soaked with a lemon butter sauce!!

What is a Butter Cake? Well, it’s a cake with lots of butter in it, for one. (Obviously!) I’ve heard it referenced as a Kentucky Butter Cake also, so maybe it originated in the south? The southerners invented the best foods didn’t they? My love for red velvet cake, pecan pie, and biscuits tells me I was born in the wrong section of the country!

A Butter Cake is an easy pound cake recipe that, while it’s hot, is soaked with a butter sauce. Butter sauce is a boiled concoction of butter, sugar, and vanilla. When you pour it over the hot cake and then let the cake cool it soaks in and the cake stays moist for days – plus it adds SO much flavor. This cake is even better on day 2 but I doubt it’ll last that long.

Easy Lemon Butter Cake is soaked with a lemon butter sugar sauce when it's warm from the oven!

Traditional butter cake recipes I’ve seen are plain old vanilla, or maybe vanilla bourbon. I decided to switch it up a bit and make my easy butter cake recipe into a LEMON Butter Cake. Everything is better flavored lemon, am I right?

To make the cake even easier, I started with a lemon cake mix. I love the extra lemon punch lemon cake mixes give. I know of at least two brands that sell that flavor, so use your favorite. The lemon flavor and tender cake is punched up a notch by adding pudding mix to the cake batter. I always love adding some pudding mix to my bundt cakes – they add so much flavor and keep the cake moist (kind of like they do for pudding cookies).

While the cake is baking, you make the butter sauce by heating butter, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until it boils. It turns into a thick sweet sauce. Once the cake comes out of the oven, poke tons of teeny holes in it with a skewer or toothpick, then carefully pour the sauce over the top. As the cake cools the sauce soaks into the cake making it gooey and delicious.

Did I mention the TRIPLE lemon makes it so super lemony? Guys, I had to re-home this cake ASAP or I would have taken a fork to it I’m not kidding.

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