Tried Kris Jenner’s Famous Lemon Cake: Best Boxed Mix Upgrade

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Image Credit: Sam Schwab


I Tried Kris Jenner’s Famous 5-Ingredient Lemon Cake, and It’s the Best Boxed Mix Upgrade

Kris Jenner is known for many things: being the Kardashian family’s matriarch and “momager,” producing “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and making a legendary lemon cake. The recipe for Jenner’s “famous” lemon cake surfaced after a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” holiday special, and the internet has been buzzing about it ever since.

In the episode, Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner have a holiday bake-off. Jenner prepares her famous lemon cake, mentioning that she’s been making it for over four decades. The recipe starts with a boxed mix, then adds fresh eggs, oil, and water. Although Jenner’s lemon cake didn’t win (Khloé’s berry crumble took the prize), the judges agreed it was delicious. After finding the recipe online, courtesy of SippnSunshine, I had to try it.

Get the recipe: Kris Jenner’s Lemon Cake

How to Make Kris Jenner’s Lemon Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a bundt pan thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil until well combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the bundt pan and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes on a wire rack. Once cool, flip the pan over onto a serving plate.

For the glaze:

  1. Juice half a lemon and mix with powdered sugar to achieve a thick, pourable consistency.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and refrigerate to set the glaze.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving and garnish with lemon peel or mint leaves.

My Honest Opinion Flipping a bundt cake can be nerve-wracking, but my cake released perfectly. With just five ingredients, this lemon cake was quick and easy to make. The flavor was nicely balanced with lemon without being overpowering. The texture was a bit too fluffy for my taste; I prefer a denser cake. The glaze added a lovely touch of decadence.

Would I make this cake again? Probably not. While it’s a great boxed mix upgrade, I prefer homemade cakes with fresh ingredients. However, if you’re short on time and don’t mind using a boxed mix, this recipe is easy and yields a tasty dessert.

4 Expert Tips for Making Kris Jenner’s Famous Lemon Cake:

  1. Wait for the cake to cool before flipping: Patience is key to avoid the cake falling apart.
  2. Adjust the glaze consistency: Add water or lemon juice to thin the glaze, or more powdered sugar to thicken it.
  3. Refrigerate the cake before glazing: A cold cake helps create beautiful, structured icing drips.
  4. Get creative with garnish: Try lemon zest, candied lemon slices, herbs, or edible flowers for decoration.

Re-reported the article originally published in the kitchen.

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Tried Kris Jenner’s Famous Lemon Cake: Best Boxed Mix Upgrade

Image Credit: Sam Schwab


I Tried Kris Jenner’s Famous 5-Ingredient Lemon Cake, and It’s the Best Boxed Mix Upgrade

Kris Jenner is known for many things: being the Kardashian family’s matriarch and “momager,” producing “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and making a legendary lemon cake. The recipe for Jenner’s “famous” lemon cake surfaced after a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” holiday special, and the internet has been buzzing about it ever since.

In the episode, Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner have a holiday bake-off. Jenner prepares her famous lemon cake, mentioning that she’s been making it for over four decades. The recipe starts with a boxed mix, then adds fresh eggs, oil, and water. Although Jenner’s lemon cake didn’t win (Khloé’s berry crumble took the prize), the judges agreed it was delicious. After finding the recipe online, courtesy of SippnSunshine, I had to try it.

Get the recipe: Kris Jenner’s Lemon Cake

How to Make Kris Jenner’s Lemon Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a bundt pan thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil until well combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the bundt pan and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes on a wire rack. Once cool, flip the pan over onto a serving plate.

For the glaze:

  1. Juice half a lemon and mix with powdered sugar to achieve a thick, pourable consistency.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and refrigerate to set the glaze.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving and garnish with lemon peel or mint leaves.

My Honest Opinion Flipping a bundt cake can be nerve-wracking, but my cake released perfectly. With just five ingredients, this lemon cake was quick and easy to make. The flavor was nicely balanced with lemon without being overpowering. The texture was a bit too fluffy for my taste; I prefer a denser cake. The glaze added a lovely touch of decadence.

Would I make this cake again? Probably not. While it’s a great boxed mix upgrade, I prefer homemade cakes with fresh ingredients. However, if you’re short on time and don’t mind using a boxed mix, this recipe is easy and yields a tasty dessert.

4 Expert Tips for Making Kris Jenner’s Famous Lemon Cake:

  1. Wait for the cake to cool before flipping: Patience is key to avoid the cake falling apart.
  2. Adjust the glaze consistency: Add water or lemon juice to thin the glaze, or more powdered sugar to thicken it.
  3. Refrigerate the cake before glazing: A cold cake helps create beautiful, structured icing drips.
  4. Get creative with garnish: Try lemon zest, candied lemon slices, herbs, or edible flowers for decoration.

Re-reported the article originally published in the kitchen.