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Lemon Meringue Poke Cake

Lemon Meringue Poke Cake is made with a box cake mix, creamy lemon cream pie pudding, and topped with a homemade meringue. The best cake mix poke cake!

Lemon Meringue Poke Cake

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Lemon Meringue Poke Cake

Lemon Meringue Poke Cake is made with a box cake mix, creamy lemon cream pie pudding, and topped with a homemade meringue. The best cake mix poke cake!

A homemade dessert that you’ll love. This lemon poke cake offers a big, bold, and incredible lemon flavor you’ll enjoy. Makes this cake a delicious sweet treat.

Lemon Meringue Poke Cake

Turn boxed cake into a delicious lemon dessert with this recipe

Makes 12 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Lemon Pudding Poke Cake Ingredients

  • White cake mix, prepared in a 9×13 pan
  • Lemon crème pie filling
  • Sugar, divided
  • Cream of tartar
  • Water
  • Egg whites, room temperature
  • For exact amounts, please see recipe card below.

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How to Make a Luscious Lemon Poke Cake

Bake your cake according to the box directions.

Use the end of wooden spoon to poke holes in the cake.

cake with holes

Spread the pie filling over the top of the cake, making sure to press the filling into the holes.

lemon pudding cake

Prepare the meringue topping by heating 1 cup sugar, cream of tartar, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.

meringue mixture

While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites on high until soft peaks begin to form.

Slowly add the sugar while still beating. Continue beating until the meringue thickens.

When the syrup is finished cooking, slowly pour it into the bowl while beating on low.

meringue filling

Continue beating until the meringue is cool to the touch.

Spread the mixture over the top of the cake.

meringue topping on lemon poke cake

Heat under the broiler for one to two minutes, until the top is toasted.

lemon meringue poke cake

Allow to cool and serve immediately.

lemon meringue poke cake

Enjoy!

Lemon Meringue Poke Cake
Yield: 12

Lemon Meringue Poke Cake

Lemon Meringue Poke Cake RECIPE

Lemon Meringue Poke Cake is made with a box cake mix, creamy lemon cream pie pudding, and topped with a homemade meringue. The best cake mix poke cake!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Box white cake mix, prepared in a 9x13 pan
  • 21-ounce can lemon crème pie filling
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 4 egg whites, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Use the end of wooden spoon to poke holes in the cake.
  2. Spread the pie filling over the top of the cake, making sure to press the filling into the holes.
  3. Prepare the meringue topping by heating 1 cup sugar, cream of tartar, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites on high until soft peaks begin to form.
  5. Slowly add the sugar while still beating. Continue beating until the meringue thickens.
  6. When the syrup is finished cooking, slowly pour it into the bowl while beating on low.
  7. Continue beating until the meringue is cool to the touch.
  8. Spread the mixture over the top of the cake and heat under the broiler for one to two minutes, until the top is toasted.
  9. Allow to cool and serve immediately.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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Lemon Meringue Poke Cake

Dana Rodriguez

Monday 21st of June 2021

This sounds like the perfect dessert for this time of the year!

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