Lemon Lime Poke Cake


  • 1 box lemon cake mix (15.25 ounces)
  • 1 cup lemon lime soda (or water)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 ounces lime jello (one small box)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • lime zest and slices for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 9×13 inch baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool, then using the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes over each inch of the cake. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the jello mix and boiling water.
  • Pour jello over the cake, being sure to pour inside the holes.
  • Refrigerate for one hour.
  • Spread the whipped topping over the Jello layer.
  • Top with sliced lime slices and zest. Serve.

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