I have always loved lemon desserts, ever since I was a kid. Every holiday my aunt would make a traditional English Trifle and my favorite, lemon curd tarts! I also adore orange, so this orange & lemon poke cake is right at the top of my list.
I always have a jar of lemon curd in my refrigerator. It’s fabulous on toast or English muffins, and there’s something about its creamy texture and sweet-tart flavor that always gets to me.
Orange & Lemon Poke Cake
I’ve always loved poke cakes too, and doctoring up a cake mix, so my wheels were turning one day and I decided to combine a couple citrus flavors and make my own poke cake concoction. I love mandarin oranges and I had a lemon cake mix in the pantry. I knew I was going to love this orange & lemon poke cake.
I didn’t take any step photos of this process, but if you’ve never made a poke cake before, you can see the steps on my Raspberry Dream Poke Cake.
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I recently broke the baking pan I use all the time for my cakes (boo!), but am thinking about replacing it with this porcelain pan. Has anyone had any experience with this one? If not, do you have one you recommend?
I hope you get a chance to try this cake. It’s sweet and it’s tart, so if you love lemon curd, this orange & lemon poke cake is for you.
As always, a full printable recipe is available at the end of this post.
For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
What you need for this cake:
- 1 box lemon cake mix, prepared
- 3-ounce box orange Jell-O
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- Dickinson’s Lemon Curd or your favorite brand
- 11-ounce can of mandarin oranges (in juice, not syrup)
- 8-ounce tub Cool Whip or 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
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