Kris Jenner’s FAMOUS Lemon Cake


We want to show up tomorrow with a cake or something festive. But in reality who has time to bake 3 cakes? I sure don’t.

Well I just solved this problem for you. Eer, well actually Kris Jenner did.

Let me explain. Last week I was watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians. You know the one where Kris & Khloe have a bake-off? Missed that one? Oh, well it was a good one. Anyway, they have this whole bake-off & Kris makes her famous cake. A cake she’s been making for 20 years. Actually she even is said to have made it for Lamar Odom weekly when he was married to Khloe, #TBT. AND IT’S A LEMON CAKE!

Of course you know how I love lemon so my ears perked up from my laptop. Khloe gives her so much shit because this famous cake she bakes is out of a box. Well two boxes, actually- but we’ll get to that.

Listen, I am a busy bitch so something like this is right up my alley. I like Kris’ style. She does it all & bakes an insane, delicious, famous lemon cake? I want IN.

Like I love the whole juggle of the situation.

So I investigated. I do what I do best. Remember when I found their tea? Or how about those damn salad bowls? I’m all about the dig.

AT FIRST all I could find was Kris saying “fresh eggs & fresh oil, duh.” I LIVE. But I dug deep into the deep, dark web & found one measly article on Kris Jenner’s famous lemon cake.

If you follow along on IG Stories & Snapchat you know I made FOUR CASUAL LEMON CAKES last night. So look at me- Suzy Fucking Homemaker ready to show up to Christmas with my hands full of cakes for everyone. Not boring cakes either…TASTY, buttery soft lemon cakes! You know my relationship with lemon!! This is the perfect yearly tradition for me!

Who gives a shit if it’s out of the box?

Ok, Khloe does. But I sure don’t! I’m more of a Kris than a Khloe anyway. You?

Moving right along.

This is a “recipe” I can give you the night before Christmas & you can pull off.

WHY? BECAUSE it’s a total GET SHIT DONE CAKE. The “recipe” is easy & no one will know.

Well, I guess some people will know because my Dad reads my blog. Shit.

Anyway, you don’t have all day so let’s get to the easiest recipe in the world? Alright: first things first- it’s basically Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix, JELLO lemon instant pudding mix ( this is the SECRET ingredient I feel ), vegetable, eggs, & milk. There’s a glaze too, made with powdered sugar, & lemon juice. YESSSS.

Let’s get exact though, according to the Duncan Hines site:


+ Makes 12-16 servings


♡ 1 package lemon instant pudding Mix ( 4 serving size )

♡ 1/2 cup vegetable oil

♡ 1 cup water

♡ 4 cage-free eggs

+++ GLAZE: blend 1 cup powered sugar w/ either 2 tbsp. milk or 2 tbsp. lemon juice ( use juice of 3 lemons- we like it tart )

+ directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Bake in a greased & floured tube pan, 10″ or fluted at 350 degree for 45-55 minutes, until center springs back when touched lightly. Cool right side up in pan for about 25 minutes, then invert onto serving plate. GLAZE: Poke holes in the cake and then drizzle.

* note: I multiplied the recipe x 4 because I made 4 cakes- my fam, Michael’s, a friend, & Michael’s aunt!

& this my friends, is how you get shit done like Kris J.

Anyone else want to be like Kris Jenner? Or are you more of a Khloe? Khloe does her shit from scratch.

Just wanted to get this up for you guys before tomorrow because it’s totally doable to whip up in seconds. I feel like every Ralph’s on the planet has the ingredients too.

I’m just at DryBar, multi-tasking as usual. Blowout, work, some champagne— & yes, don’t be jealous that my four famous cakes are already made.

It’s totally a yearly tradition now.

My future kids already love me!

Happy holidays to the BEST community on the planet. I love you all more than lemons.

X lauryn

+ my cake holder & pink bundt cake pans are from Home Goods & I just got it, so it’s probably still there ; ).



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  1. Kristen

    Yummm, my mom’s been making this cake for years!! It’s definitely not the best ingredients in that cake box mix but it never disappoints and is always super moist! Once a year during xmas never hurt anybody!

  2. Erika

    Omg ur a genius! Your future kids will love you. I love you and live for anything lemon. I made Italian Lemon cookies three times this week and still trying to figure out how to make them into balls as theyvkeep flattening out when I bake them! I’m also scared of bundt pans and that half the cake will stick so I’m proud urs didn’t! Xo

  3. Shazie

    I love reading your posts because I read them in your voice. Haha, I’m definitely more of a Kris!! Thank you for sharing this easy peasy amazing recipe! Can’t wait to wow the fam!!! Happy Holidays to you… and Susan! xx

  4. Meredith

    I am all for baking from a box! I get way too distracted baking from scratch, so I’d rather let the professionals measure everything out for me. I do have a few homemade frostings that I like to bust out in case someone tries to call me out.

  5. Em

    Very Southern girl recipe. So much of their cooking includes prepackaged food.
    But c’mon, free range eggs! Thats kinda ridiculous considering the industrial cake mix and instant pudfimg.

  6. Kristen

    My mom has been making these “semi homemade” cake recipes using these box mixes and pudding ever since i was little! She makes this exact lemon one with a yummy lemon glaze also. Two more of everybody’s absolute faves are a black russian which has kaluha and vodka and a double chocolate one too! It’s crazy how moist they always come out. I’ll somehow have to get one of these cakes to you the next time i see you!

  7. Melissa

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Quick question – Do you actually prepare the Jello pudding according to the box (add milk, etc) and then add it to the cake mix or do you just add the dry contents of the pudding mix? Thanks!

  8. T-RoZe

    Ok….thats what they have on Duncine Hines website as a Lemon Pound Cake Girlfriend. Hate to break it to you but Kris Jenner didnt do anything…. And, Ive done that same recipe for years. That’s because I dont keep up with the Kardashians…

  9. Terri

    I have been making this cake for over 40 years. My grandma would put in a 9×11 pan. The only difference was instead of water we use lemon juice or you can use half water half lemon juice. When the cake comes out of the oven poke holes with a fork and pour on the glaze

  10. Rosalie

    OMG! You write like I talk! I LOL while reading it. You inspired me! I’m writing up a recipe book for my college age kids to send them off. I’d like them to actually hear me as they read the recipes. Thanks for the inspiration. So, I love Kris’ recipe. Looks like I’m making a cake today. LOL!

  11. BREESE

    Can’t wait to try this! Plan on subbing tequila for some of the liquid in the cake. Yum!

  12. Jennifer

    I am trying to find khloes tear drop cake pan she has on her counter. Can you help me locate it?

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  14. Linda Hightower

    I too, Lauyrn, love love your writing!! It’ll be nice change to make it from box and anything tart like lemon or lime ..or rhubarb is a + for me! Thx.