Lemon Lime Poke Cake

What a crazy summer we’ve been having. I’ve enjoyed every adventure we’ve had but I do love it when we get to have a moment at home. I’m a baker by choice. I love to bake bread, cakes, cookies, anything really. I forget about the simple, easy things I can make sometimes but when all I have is a day here or there I’ve got to do what I can do.

My mom made poke cakes when I was growing up. We loved them. The cool, refreshing flavors were perfect for our hot summers. So I decided to make one, a lemon lime one.

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Lemon Lime Poke Cake

  • yellow cake recipe
  • 1 3-oz pkg lime jello
  • 1 8-oz container Cool Whip
  • 1 3-oz pkg INSTANT pudding
  • 1 1/2 c. cold milk

Make a yellow cake from scratch or box, your choice. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan. Let it cool. Dissolve 3 oz of lime jello in 3/4 c boiling water. Stir in 1/2 c cold water and set aside. Poke lots of holes in the top of the cake, using a fork. Twist the fork slightly when you poke, so that the holes are wide enough to absorb liquid. Slowly and carefully, pour the lime jello mixture over the top of the cake, making sure that most of the liquid ends up in the holes. It’s ok if some of it ends up running off the sides of the cake. Allow to cool completely. Place the cake in the refrigerator to set. Meanwhile, whisk lemon pudding with milk until thickened. Fold in whipped topping and use this mixture to frost the cake.

Enjoy!! Make sure you put any leftover cake in the refrigerator.

 

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Our Crazy Mixed Up Life

We try hard to give our children a normal, peaceful life but we have those days. You know those days that you stand there and think “What in the world is going on around here?”

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My oldest son, Josh, rescued a little piggie (lovingly referred to as Chris P. Bacon) from the roadside while he was working.¬† The whole crew stopped work to catch that little sucker. Boy do those things move quick! He brought it home to my house people! I live in town! Needless to say we can’t have farm animals in town. I’m thinking what in the world are we going to do with this.¬†Lord help us all! Looks like we’re fostering a pig.

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Fast forward a few days and what do you think happens? In the wee hours of the morning, while getting ready for co-op, our ceiling fan hits the floor. Thank God nobody was standing there when that thing came crashing down. Not to mention trying to keep a busy little two year old away from it until Grampy could make it home to clean up the disaster.

I bet you guys thought our lives was all chocolate cake and rainbows, haha. We live a crazy life but oh what great memories we have. One day my children will sit around and say “Do you remember that day you brought the pig home?”

*No piggies were harmed in the making of this post.