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Luscious Lemon Coffee Cake

The holidays are a time for special meals, but it's also a season of too little time! That's why this is my favorite coffee cake...year-round. It's so simple to prepare, but it's very flavorful.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • CAKE:
  • 1 package yellow cake mix with pudding (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cups vegetable oil


  • Combine topping ingredients and set aside. In a bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, eggs and oil. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle half of the topping over batter. Spoon remaining batter over topping and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining topping. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done.

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  • Patrica390
    Aug 5, 2015

    This was a moist cake. Very good, although I can't say there was much of a lemon taste. I went back to review my recipe thinking that maybe I left out lemon juice...not an ingredient. A mild, good, moist cake regardless.

  • a642483
    Apr 8, 2011

    Great recipe! Made for a morning function and received lots of compliments on it. Moist and flavorful! Thanks for sharing!

  • heartlandmom
    Jan 8, 2011

    Made this to share at a meeting and it got lots of compliments. The artificial lemon taste was perhaps a little strong for me, but overall a nice cake and a nice change from the usual. The recipe correction note by walterandkathy is important--pour HALF the batter into 13x9 pan, then top with half the topping, etc. My batter was quite thick, not really of "pouring" consistency.

  • mariebruns
    Aug 31, 2010

    very easy - everyone liked it. No need to dirty a bowl to beat the eggs, just put them in with the cake mix . They don't need to be beaten first. Marie

  • aleanak
    Feb 8, 2010

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  • walterandkathy
    Apr 28, 2008

    directions should read: pour half of batter into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 in baking pan. sprinkle with half of toppung. spoon remaining batter over topping and then sprinkle with remaining topping.

  • megan
    Jan 30, 2007

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