1 pkg. lemon cake mix
1 pkg. (small) lemon instant pudding
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup oil
4 large eggs
Mix all together on low, then turn up speed and mix for about 2 minutes on med. speed. Pour batter into a sprayed 9 x 13 pan or two round pans. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Don't overbake.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
(this stuff is to die for)
2 sticks butter, softened
6-8 cups confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (I've substituted lime and it's also delicious!)
Zest from 1 lemon
1 or 2 drops yellow food color (optional)
Mix the SOFT butter with about half of the sugar. Add juice and zest. Beat well. Add more sugar, one cup at a time until desired consistency. Spread on cake. You can garnish the cake with twisted lemon slices or clear decorator sugar.