Lemon Poke Cake



  • 1 box Pillsbury sugar-free yellow cake mix.
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and a bit of lemon zest
  • 1 small (1oz) package of sugar-free lemon flavor pudding mix
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 6 oz fat-free cool whip
  • fruit of your choice ( strawberries, blueberries, raspberries ect.)



In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, unsweetened apple sauce, eggs, lemon juice, zest and water.
Pour batter into a lightly sprayed with cooking spray 9×11 pan.
Cook at 350 for 22 minutes. While it’s cooling, in a mixing bowl combine pudding mix and skim milk. Whisk together until it thickens.
Using the end of a mixing spoon, poke the cake with holes through the entire cake. Pour pudding mixture onto cake.
Refrigerator for 2 hours and then add cool whip and fruit.
Servings: 18 servings/ 4 Freestyle SmartPoints® per serving.


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2 thoughts on “Lemon Poke Cake

  1. I’m assuming yes, but does the lemon juice and zest go into the cake batter? Also, is there a measurement for the extract? Thanks! We love lemon and I’d love to make this for my husband.


    1. My apologizes. I had edited the recipe from extract to fresh lemon juice and forgot to edit the directions. I have now done so.
      In place of the extract you can use fresh lemon juice and zest. If you don’t have a fresh lemon,,,you use 1/2 tbsp of lemon extract.
      Thank you!

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