Portillos Lemon Cake IS Back

Portillos Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Portillos Lemon cake


Today I got an email from Portillos. And Jiminy Cricket I almost flew the coop. ( a slight Moonrise Kingdom (2012) reference for you ). The email stated that after 10 years restaurant chain will be bringing back the Lemon Cake.  The Portillos lemon cake is back!

First, if you’re Unaware of Portillos then that sucks. Its an American restaurant founded in 1963 that serves Chicago style food. What makes the chain extra unique is that each restaurant has its own theme. The themes range from the 20s to the 70s.

Food Includes a range of salads, hot dogs, ribs, pastas, burgers and beefs, just to name a few. Food also depends on the location. Not everything is available everywhere.  That was enough of a reason for me to check out a few of their locations.




This cake idea sounds amazing. Desserts already range from chocolate cake to soft serve but I had no idea that the lemon cake was a thing. One reddit user name BIGBEN2010 had a plea back in February, earlier this year to get a slice of lemon cake from Portillos. After tons of support BIGBEN2010 got his cake. This is the Video included with my email. Check it out.


from my email

I recall seeing this story and wishing I could have tasted what the big deal was about. And it’s happening! From June 13 – July 31 Portillos will have this cake available for purchase. What one person could get done with one question is amazing . One post sparked this idea and had a following. Now it’s a reality to anyone who loved it and to anyone, like me who’s curiousity was sparked based on his post. Finally, if you’ve been waiting 10 Years or ten minutes.

Portillos Locations

Portillos can be found in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  So if you’re in American, I hope it won’t be too tough to find one and try it!  If you get around to it, let me know what you think! send in a comment. If you’re here for the first time check me out!

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The Lemon cake will be sticking around until August 31st and might possibly be a seasonal item!

I had the chance to have this in the Infamous Cake Shake form and I wasn't disappointed. If you haven't tired it, get it done! you still have some time.


  1. Jeremy Atkins

    I love Portillo’s! Whenever I travel to Downer’s Grove, IL for work I always eat there! Love it!

    1. The Lord and The Lady (Post author)

      It’s pretty great. And rib night is coming back this Monday. Can’t wait.

  2. Author Brandi Kennedy

    This looks like a delicious treat – I love lemon cakes! Too bad there isn’t a Portillos in Tennessee; I would SO be there.

    1. The Lord and The Lady (Post author)

      road trip maybe?

  3. Heather

    I am on the east coast, so alas no portillos for me! But, this lemon cake looks divine! I would love to try it!

  4. Jessica Taylor

    This looks amazing! I’ve never tried anything like it before!

    1. The Lord and The Lady (Post author)

      Im looking forward to it, Ill describe details. <3

  5. Meyer Food Blog

    I used to live in Miami and never even knew about it! And now when I’m living in Eastern Europe–I want like…5 of them…on a weekly basis. Looks delicious

    1. The Lord and The Lady (Post author)

      im kind of jealous on the cool move. Im will be happy about my cake, I guess, hope it doesn’t suck.

  6. Lowest Price

    Wow, this looks so beautiful.

    1. The Lord and The Lady (Post author)

      it was pretty great


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