Lemon poke cake with lemon pie filling, plated, with some cake on the fork.
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Lemon Poke Cake Recipe

Lemon Poke Cake made with few ingredients and so simple! Delicious, easy poke cake recipe with a bright lemon flavor topped with sweet cream. 
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon poke cake
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 54kcal


  • 1 9x13 Lemon Cake box cake mix, prepared according to package instructions
  • 21 oz lemon pie filling
  • 8 oz whipped topping thawed


  • After the Lemon Boxed cake has been made according to the directions on the box, allow to cool completely. 
  • Use the back of a wooden spoon and poke holes in the cake. 
  • Spoon and spread the lemon pie filling onto the cake, making sure the filling fills all of the holes created. 
  • Spread the whipped topping on top of the cake. Sprinkle with lemon zest, if desired. 
  • Refrigerate for 60 minutes before serving, if possible. Store all leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 7mg