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Alan Tudyk's Out of This World Lemon Cake

Alan Tudyk's Out of This World Lemon Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 box instant lemon pudding
3 eggs
⅔ cup oil
⅔ cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice

2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
¼ cup lemon juice

Combine cake ingredients and spread evenly in a 9" x 13" pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350°F until a toothpick comes out clean. Combine glaze ingredients and add lemon juice until desired thickness. Pour the glaze over the still-warm cake. Allow the glaze to harden slightly before serving.

Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, TX, on March 16, 1971. He studied drama at Lon Morris Jr. College and was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. Tudyk is not only a talented on-screen personality and voice talent who has appeared in dozens of movies, including 28 Days, A Knight's Tale, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and the voice of the robot Sonny in I, Robot, but he is also an accomplished Broadway actor.

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