Birthday Poke

While in Charleston, after our delicious Charleston Crab House dinner, Ally and Johnny came back to MR for some cake and sunset action.

I have never been a big baker, way too much precision for this throw it together home chef. But for birthday’s, I decided to give it a shot. I consulted the google for some suggestions and mashed together a handful of recipes and was not disappointed!!

Semi-Homemade Lemon Poke Cake

1 box yellow cake mix

1 pack of lemon flavored jello instant pudding

3/4 cup oil

3/4 cup water

4 eggs

For the soaking sauce:

2 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 Tbsp butter (melted)

2 Tbsp water

1) preheat oven to 350 and grease 2 disposable 8 x 8 aluminum baking pans

2) beat eggs until frothy (I don’t have an electric mixer, so I just used a fork). Add cake mix, pudding, oil and water. Mix to combine. Pour into greased baking pans. I only have room in my oven/air fryer combo for 1 pan, so I did 1 at a time. Bake for about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Meanwhile….

3) make the soaking syrup: combine butter, lemon juice, powdered sugar and water.

4) while the cake is still warm, use a skewer to poke holes all over and pour over 1/2 the syrup. As the cake cools, all that lemony, sugary deliciousness soaks in and you will taste it in every bite.

Thanks for celebrating your day with us, Ally!!!

Happy Birthday!!!

One thought on “Birthday Poke

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: