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Lemon Glazed Swirl Cake & Catching Fireflies Giveaway

posted by Julie Evink on June 24, 2013

Lemon Glaze Swirl Cake ~ Lemon cake, topped with a lemon glaze and lemon frosting! via

Today we are going to have some cake. Want to know why? Because it’s the week of my birth, so calories don’t count and I like cake.

Enough said right?

I made this amazing, super lemony cake for guests one night. Those guests included a foreign exchange student that graduated high school with me who came back to the big state of Minnesota to see us. I haven’t seen her in 10 years and wow it was so much fun. When she was leaving I gave her a hug and promptly asked when she would be moving to the States so we could see each other more frequently. She may have giggle at me. Worth a shot right? A girl can dream!

This cake takes a lemon cake mix and tub of lemon frosting, incorporates a lemon glaze and some “fancy” frosting technique then looks like you spent hours in the kitchen. Don’t worry I won’t tell them you didn’t! It’s refreshing and perfect for a summer treat!

Since it’s my birthday week I thought we’d do a fun giveaway to start out the week too. I teamed up with Catching Fireflies for an awesome giveaway. They are going to give you a $43 gift certificate to their online store. They do have a store in Michigan if you live in that area. I would LOVE to go visit that store. They offer all kinds of fun, cute and quirky gifts including creative gifts, unique kitchen gadgets, inspirational home decor, fun guy gifts, cute office accessories. When I was browsing the online store I couldn’t figure out what to get.


I finally decided on Mocha Handwarmer Mug. There is nothing I like to do more on a weekend mornings than curl up with my coffee, let Miss K play and relax a bit. It doesn’t happen enough as far as I’m concerned though!

cute kitchen accessories

Check out that KitchenAid wall clock. Super cute! Wish I had the wall space for it in my kitchen. Unfortunately I stuffed way to many cabinets in my kitchen to have any room to decorate. Priorities I guess!

inspirational home decor

I try to keep it real on this blog of mine. That sign would be perfect for my house. I might have a few sticky floors, a dirty oven but Miss K seems to be pretty happy!

They are also offering a discount at Catching Fireflies when you use coupon code: TREATS for 20% off their purchase which expires 7/24/13!

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Lemon Glazed Swirl Cake & Creative Kitchen Giveaway

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Lemon Glazed Swirl Cake & Creative Kitchen Giveaway


  • 1 box (18.25 oz) Pillsbury Lemon Cake Mix + ingredients listed on back of box
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tub of lemon frosting


  1. Prepare cake mix according to directions on package. Pour into greased 9x13 in cake pan. Bake according to directions on package.
  2. While the ccake is baking squeeze lemon to get 1/4 c. lemon juice. If you cut the lemon in half, place it in a bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds you will get more lemon juice. Mix lemon juice and powdered sugar until it is smooth.
  3. When cake is done remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Then poke holes with a fork in the cake. Spread lemon glaze over the cake and place cake in the fridge for 2 hours.
  4. When your two yours is up take the tub of frosting and remove the foil and lid. Stick it in the microwave for 20 seconds. It should be just warm enough to be pourable. Pour 3/4 of the frosting n the cake and frost the cake. Take the last 1/4 of the frosting and microwave it for another 12 seconds. Drizzle over the cake giving it the pretty 3D effect.

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  • Cheryl Medlin

    I’ll be making this one this week. Maybe next week for my birthday! I love lemon and this looks awesome!

  • Cheryl Medlin

    Ooh, Just found the wine glass appetizer set. Awesome!

  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    Lets have cake! I’ll eat it with you all week!

  • Marcia

    I love the Michigan frosted glass and the wine aerator. I am buying something soon, such cute stuff!

  • sharonjo

    I like the Recipe Rock Recipe Holder. Thanks!

  • Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    This cake looks amazing Julie!! For a more professional look you could . . . nah, just kidding :)

  • Debbie Bray

    I like the mug handwarmer you like

  • tanya

    Um, I want that wall clock!!! AND I want this lemon cake! I adore anything made with lemons Julie! The perfect birthday cake if you ask me!

    • Julie Evink

      I know. I was trying to figure out where I could put the clock but didn’t have anywhere!

  • Boo Goblir

    I’m going to make this for my dad as soon as I am feeling better!

  • Beth

    Love lemon cake!

  • Anyonita

    I can’t pass up a lemon cake. EVER. And yours looks absolutely delicious! Just look at that glaze! Oh my nom! :) Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link:

  • Shannon {Cozy Country Living}

    This looks really good! I love lemon:)

  • Kesha

    I would get the Cupcake clock

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    I LOVE lemon, Julie…..and this cake looks fantastic!

  • Margot C

    I like the banana leaf silicone lid-10 inch square; and I pinned it (though I’m confused!)

  • Kathy Tanaka

    This looks like the perfect cake for my hubby…..lemon!! Thanks!

  • Kathy Tanaka

    I love the Good Moms….. Plaque , the All Out Of.. Pad and the clock!!

  • Anne Marie

    What a great recipe and a wonderful giveaway! Happy birthday!

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