Lemon Easter Cake

Easter cakes can very from bunny cakes, chick cakes or plain dripper pan cakes.  This cake is not fancy but it really hits the mark with my family.  This  sweet, cold, and a refreshing Easter cake  is always a hit with my family members.  Not only is it  great tasting… but it’s really simple to make.  And, this cake that’s good anytime… especially  if your in a hurry to get to a summer party and need something special to take.    If you have helpers in your kitchen at Easter time… it’s easy for the kids to participate in the making.    Here we go.


These are the ingredients.  1 Lemon Cake Mix.  Veg. Oil.  Eggs.  Water.  These ingredients are for the cake mix.  Follow the directions on your particular cake mix because the amounts may vary a bit.  You will need one can of Sweetened Condensed Milk…. and Whipped topping.   An eight Oz. size will cover a 9×13 dripper pan.  However, I like lots of cream so I use the 12 Oz. size.   Who’s counting calories?  Jelly beans add the final touch.


Mix the cake according to the directions on the box.


Pour the cake into a greased and floured 9X13 dripper pan.   Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 Min.


Cool the cake for about 10 min.  Punch holes into the cake.  I use the end of my beater because it makes holes larger than a toothpick or fork.  Punch holes from 1 inch to 1/2 inch over the entire cake.  Poke the beater clear to the bottom of the cake.


The cake must be still warm.  Pour the Sweetened Condensed Milk on top of the cake.


Spread the milk so it will sink into the holes of the cake.  Place the cake into the fridge to cool.


Spread the topping on the cake


Decorate with jelly beans.  You can add coconut first… then add the jelly beans.  Some of my family do not care for coconut … so I don’t put it on… unless that part of the crew  is not coming for dinner.

Place the cake back into the fridge until it’s time to delight your guests and serve it up.

Here’s a quick video of me making this Easter Cake. I like action!

Have a happy Easter.  Enjoy this cool refreshing Easter cake.

Till Later,

Kathy Griffiths

Insightful Nana

P.S.  You might consider keeping extra Jelly Beans on hand.  My grands like to florish their peice of Easter cake with a few extra Jelly Beans.

2 responses to “Lemon Easter Cake”

  1. I can almost taste that cake!! It looks so good and I for sure am going to make it. I love baking cakes and the jelly beans just set this one off. I have to send everyone here to get this recipe and see you in action!