Bready or Not: Lemon Cake Batter Fudge

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No foolin’. Back in December, I shared my Cake Batter Fudge to rave reviews. Soon after that, I noted a box of lemon cake mix in my pantry that I needed to use.

Lemon Cake Batter Fudge

I got to thinking, “What if…?” I searched on Pinterest and couldn’t find any recipes that used cake mix for lemon fudge.
Therefore, I resolved to make my own.

I figured the amount of lemon extract used for a cookie recipe should also work for a fudge recipe. Bingo!

Lemon Cake Batter Fudge

The crazy thing about this fudge is that it tastes just like lemon cake and icing all in one. It’s weird in a way, because your brain realizes that the texture isn’t right for either, but the taste nails it.

No joke!

Based on my recipe for Cake Batter White Chocolate Fudge.

Lemon Cake Batter Fudge

Bready or Not: Lemon Cake Batter Fudge

Course: Dessert
Keyword: no bake, quick fudge
Author: Beth Cato


A Bready or Not Original

  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp lemon cake mix any brand, sifted
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick) cut into chunks (or use unsalted and add a pinch of salt)
  • 1/4 cup milk almond milk works
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles/non pareils/jimmies


  • Line an 8×8 baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside. Measure the white chocolate chips and the sprinkles in separate dishes so they are ready to add quickly.
  • Mix sifted cake mix and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add milk and butter, without stirring, and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Promptly mix ingredients until the butter is fully melted and incorporated. The batter will be very thick. Fold in white chocolate and lemon extract. Add the sprinkles last and stir gently so they don't leak too much color.
  • Scoop into prepared baking pan. Level it across the top. Chill the fudge in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before cutting into small blocks.
  • Fudge will keep upwards of a week in the fridge, if it lasts that long.



    Lemon Cake Batter Fudge