Pink Lemonade Layer Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 8 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
33 min

Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more, for coating pans
  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened pink lemonade drink powder
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons frozen pink lemonade concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 2 (8-inch) round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper or waxed paper.

Prepare the cake batter according to the package directions. To the batter, stir in the lemon zest, vanilla, and pink lemonade powder. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Carefully turn the cakes out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting by beating together the confectioners' sugar and remaining 1 cup butter until fluffy. Beat in the remaining frosting ingredients until combined.

Transfer one cake to a cake stand or large platter. Using an offset spatula, spread the top of the cake with a layer of frosting. Place the second cake on top of the first. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of both layers.


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Without the videos working outside of the US, it was impossible to know what ingredients went with the icing vs. the cake. PLEASE revise this recipe to make it clear as just the text of this recipe is very confusing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake is the perfect dessert for a summer night's celebration- in this case, the birthday of a 6 year old girl. I really thought about cutting the amount of zest in the cake or icing, and especially the concentrate in the icing, and I decided to do it just the way Paula recommended. I was so glad I did! I couldn't imagine now doing anything differently! It's perfect just as it is! BTW-- we all love you, Paula. None of us is without sin. Hang in there! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this refreshing summer cake. Best of all it was easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really yummy. I cut back on the pink lemonade powder in the cake to taste - 2 tablespoons instead of 3 - and did the same for the frosting. It was really yummy!!! I know I said that before but I was repeating it for emphasis because it was really yummy!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was so good! Easy to make and was combination of sweet and tart. Loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake today for Father's Day using Betty Crocker's Supreme Moist white cake mix, and regular Countrytime 'yellow' lemonade mix and yellow frozen lemonade. These were on hand which really made this a breeze! The cake was really pretty mild so the icing, while very sweet, really made the lemon flavor pop! The wonderful point to this recipe is the ease of not having to do this from scratch when we're so busy cooking up a storm for our 'special occasions'. I agree with the baby shower idea - and perhaps even a baby shower WITH the cupcakes that AlainaMarie made, with little plastic 'picks' on top like mini baby bottles and diaper pins. I will enjoy taking the leftovers to the office tomorrow - I think my coworkers will enjoy it and that means I won't be devouring all of these calories over the next week. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds delicious, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried this with a Betty Crocker gluten free mix? I have friends and family members with Celiac and the 2 flavors of BC gluten free get old after a while. Been dying to try flavoring them and wondering if this might work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made icing with1 cup of the confectioners sugar, pink lemonade concentrate (3 TBLS, vanilla and "zest", then, drizzled in water, very slowly, until it was "icing consistency". Drizzled this on the cooled cake, and not so sugary. One cup of sugar compared to a pound, is a huge difference in calories too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was very good. I wouldn't rate it as excellent, but good enough to make it again. It was a fresh change of pace and something fun for the early summer. I, like others, also thought the icing was a little too sweet. So after adding the 5 Tablespoons of lemonade concentrate, I squeezed some of the fresh lemon juice in the icing, probably about two teaspoons or more. I liked the icing a lot better after that. I think if I make it again I'll try 4 Tablespoons concentrate and 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice. What's interesting is the difference in the icing recipe on Paula's website and the one here. I made it as it appears here with two sticks butter. I used Pillsbury white cake mix and think I'll do like others posted and try Duncan Hines the next time to see if it tastes different. I used Country Time pink lemonade mix too. I had no trouble with the cakes rising. Good recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these as cupcakes using Betty Crocker's white cake mix. They came out great! I read the reviews that some found the frosting too sweet so I changed 5 tbsp of concentrate in the frosting to 4 and used 1 tbsp of milk. I also added a little pink gel food coloring to kick up the color in the frosting, otherwise they were very bland in color. The frosting was very buttery so don't plan to bring them on a picnic unless you're going to eat them right away! I would make these again.Tasty? What did you think? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I changed the recipe up a bit using the cake mix, a small amount of additional sugar, flour, baking powder, buttermilk, vanilla, melted butter and meringue powder, along with the powdered drink mix and lemon zest. I made the icing without any changes. It tasted good, but I'm not sure I would make this cake again. It is a little tart but not overwhelming. I could see this cake being perfect for a baby shower or a little girls tea party but not something you would want to snack on over a few days. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked the cake, my family thought it was too tart. Next time I'll not use quite as much lemonade mix in the batter. But it didn't turn out at all like the picture. It was almost flat! I thought it was a bad cake mix. I threw the first attempt out. It was for Easter 2013! 2nd attempt I just put in a bundt pan, it still barely rised. The consistency was like half flaky and half not done. Which made it even more tart. I'll try it again but wasn't like the picture. :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had this recipe on the brain since watching the episode it was on and thought Easter would be the perfect day to have it. Using a cake mix made this easy to do with all the other things I have to worry about, you could easily substitute French Vanilla cake mix, which I will do next time. Also to keep the cost down you can also use a packet of Pink Lemonade unsweetened drink mix and mix it with 1 cup of sugar and get the same thing as buying a container or sweetened drink mix. The cake was light and fluffy and had just enough of a lemonade scent to it as I pulled it out of the oven. As far as the icing it is a little on the sweet side if you eat it out of the bowl. I would in the future use a little less concentrate or even ease up on the powder sugar. I made the cake 24 hours in advance and kept it loosely wrapped in the fridge and it was perfect. I pulled it out have it set a room temp for about 30 mins before we served it. Thank you Paula and FN for making my Easter delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you...I made this yummy cake last year for my husbands birthday,and yes Im making it again this year!! ALL I CAN SAY IS YUM YUM YUM! Thank you Paula for sharing...LOVE IT!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe as stated except I made a sheet cake instead. It made a nice summertime cake and I can see why one viewer used it as a wedding cake. We liked it and did not find it too sweet. I will make it again but experiment with trying to use the concentrate as a substitute for the water and leave out the powder. I still prefer Paula's Red Velvet cake but was pleased I gave this a try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for a luncheon. It was simple and tasted wonderful. I loved the Frosting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cake was o.k., but the icing was way to sweet. Will not make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious! I made 24 cupcakes. I followed the recipe exactly. The recipe is a bit confusing because it doesn't separate the icing (starts with 1 pound confectioners' sugar from the cake. The icing uses 1 cup (2 sticks of butter. I used the whole egg for the cake and it was fine. I used Betty Crocker white cake mix. I used Country time lemonade for the cake and Minute Maid frozen concentrate for the icing. Lemon lovers loved the cupcakes and a few people thought the icing was too sweet. I'll try 4 instead of 5 Tbs of the concentrate for the icing next time. I will definitely make these again. I made 2 batches of these for a crowd of 40 people and only 3 didn't like them as much. They were gone in about 30 minutes. So good and very easy. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very good. It was very easy to make. Thanks Paula & Jamie : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a pretty good cake. It is very simple and if you watch the video you will have not problems. You MUST use Country Time mix. Do not attempt with the diet drink packets, etc. The cake is moist and light; however it really doesn't rise. If you want a "higher" cake, add another layer or make two batches of cake mix and fill 2 round cake pans 3/4 full. In which case you will need more icing. The buttercream icing is really sweet, some people loved it some said it was pretty good. It really depends on your taste preference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy recipe. The "lemon lovers" in the crowd raved and gobbled them up. I made 24 cupcakes for ease of serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Use Country Time mix in the cake. Turns out great. My daughter requested it as her birthday cake. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We wanted to wow our wedding guests. Our entire wedding was colorful, except the stark white cake-this is on the outside of course. We chose a different color & flavor for each layer. For pink, we did this pink lemonade cake. I made all my cake myself & the first time was not fun! DO NOT USE "FAKE" SWEETENED LEMONADE MIX!!! It was flat & REALLY sour lemon flavored! Do over, with generic koolaid & it was perfect, fluffed like a regular cake and the flavor was astonishing. We brightened the mix with paste food coloring and WOW! Everyone loved it. We had pineapple & margarita as our other 2 layers. There wasn't any pink left! I didn't use the frosting recipe here. We went with plain white buttercream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
MMMMM Very good ... My Grandaughter (6yrs. and I Made this and we both liked making it and eating it as well . We will make it again , Thanks Paula and Jamie : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have no idea what I did wrong here. Two attempts and flat flat cakes each time. I used Tops brand pink lemonade powdered drink mix-I'm thinking it was something in that? The artificial sweetener perhaps? Used eggs that had just expired on first attempt, used fresh eggs for second try and still flat and dense. Third times a charm fingers crossed (this time I'll use a different box mix and different drink mix-All this for cakes for a baby shower tomorrow...... item not reviewed by moderator and published
It tasted good but the frosting was grainy. I didn't realize that I was supposed to add liquid to the lemonade mix until I saw the video. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula's cooking always reminds me of my Grandmother who grew up in Tenessee's cooking! I Love it!!! I also love this cake - mix or not. I used a Duncan Hines white cake mix (just my personnal preference and it came out great! I have always loved Pink Lemonade, so I just had to try this! My whole family loved it. I will be making it again for our Seniors Social next week which is always a "Pot Luck" and they love me to make the desserts. I usually find something different, but very yummy, and this will fit the bill! item not reviewed by moderator and published
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! Very refreshing and easy to bake. I followed the instructions perfectly. Toggled between the written ingredients and the video. I love Paula Deen. She makes cooking so easy and enjoyable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used like many others the powdered drink mix that you add to bottled H20 and it was very strong and we did not like it at all. I am going to try and adjust this since I have another box of white cake mix. and see how it goes. I was excited about trying this recipe but very disapointed with this recipe and directions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I made this cake with my niece over the weekend and the family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake is easy and delicious. I used Duncan Hines cake mix but always add about 1/3 c mayo to all cake mixes to take away some of the airy-ness that box cakes have. Makes it moist and texture more like scratch cakes. Check size of your cake pans. While any cake can fail to rise as expected, if you use a 9" pan the cake will not be as thick as it is supposed to be so it appears not to rise as much. Beware of using "sugar free" lemonade mix as it will make it too sweet. I thought the cake was a winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delightful summery cake! I made cupcakes instead, but followed the recipe as written except for an extra little bump of lemonade powder which made for a nice zing. Pretty color. As with other reviewers, I found the icing to be a wee sugary, which I might try to correct next time, and there will be a next time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So, I went and got the Country Time lemaonade mix and made another one using only 2 tbsp of it. NOW it came out as it probably should although it still doesn't rise like a normal cake. (I'm thinking the drink mix has something to do with that? Very good, moist and lemony. The frosting recipe was perfect, though, and I will use that again for sure. As this original recipe is posted I'm very disappointed that they don't tell you what you can and cannot use. I understand not specifically mentioning a name brand, but c'mon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OH MYYYYY! This was delicious! My kids devoured it. The frosting was sweet but not overpowering. It was an excellent compliment to the tartness of the cake. I will definitly make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Let me start off by saying that I find reviews based on alterations of the original recipe very irritating. I think the purpose of the review is to rate the recipe as it is. With that said I found this cake to be delicious EXACTLY as it is written. The cake was light and fluffy, the frosting was sweet, somewhat sugary, but that complimented the cake. I would have rated this five stars but the frosting was a little too sweet for me. I will make some adjustments when I make it again but my review is only for the original recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and very simple I really enjoyed making it and eating it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh wow! I made these today for my friend's 'naughty bridal shower' and I adore the flavor and lightness!! I took someone's advice and added just a touch of lemon extract to the batter. I also used the 2 full sticks of butter for the icing and added 1 extra tbsp of the pink lemonade concentrate. The color is perfect and the taste is simply divine!! I just tasted the cupcake.....amazing, truly amazing! Time consuming since I a slow at zesting lemons :) but so much fun to bake!!! To those who do not want a recipe with a 'box mix' why bother trying this in the first place. Please do not rate what you are not interested in making. Completely LOVE these cupcakes & icing!! Thank you, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty summertime cake. Family loved it. I did add a few drops of red food coloring to the frosting to make it more pink. Can't go wrong with Paula and two sticks of butter! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was a huge hit at my housewarming party. My guest raved over the light texture and flavor. This recipe is a keeper! Try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This came ot WAYYY TOO sweet. I don't know if it has to do with which lemonade mixes I used or what. I will not be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
unexpectedly tasty! not too sweet or too bitter...just right and easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made cupcakes instead of a cake and topped them with a small lemon wedge fruit candy. I think next time I am going to try strawberry cake with strawberry lemonade concentrate in the frosting. Excellent recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, but dense. . . . I love the frosting. . . at first I thought 1 stick of butter was for the batter, and 1 stick for the frosting, so I watched the video and saw that she used both sticks in the frosting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Some of my best cakes came out of a box first, then add-ons. Don't ever judge until you try it. I am certainly going to try this when I go to my next outing and they give me dessert! I trust Paula, you should too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Forget it...a cake mix ruins it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this tastey treat and it's exactly that! The frosting is spectacularly sweet and lemony with a light pink hue to it. The cake itself though did not turn out pink so I would definitely suggest adding pink food coloring. Once you take a bite though you'll feel refreshed. Great for this 100+ Degree weather in Arizona today : Thanks for the recipe Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's from a box!! Just not the same!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Cake! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had trouble with this cake. I got the pink lemonade singles that you add to bottled water. They must be much stronger than the mix, because the cake was overpowered with lemon. On a side note: I was curious about the difference between lemonade and pink lemonade so I looked on the ingredieants on the label of concentrate. The difference- grape juice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it very pink and delicious yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent, moist, refreshing cake! Made this one last week for potluck at work and everyone wanted the recipe. Thinking of trying different flavors, like strawberry, orange, etc. I think they would all be good. I'll be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my 9th birthday and it was GREAT!!!!!! We were out of pink lemonade so we used yellow lemonade and put pink food coloring and turned out PERFECT!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this recipe! I added some pink food cloring to the batter and it was a pretty pink. I added thinly sliced lemons o top as a garnish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
love love love this recipe....I made it as cupcakes and they were a huge hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out awful!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this but haven't tasted it yet. The cake definitely doesn't rise much so it occurred to me that perhaps whipping the egg whites separately before adding (last to the cake batter would give it a little lift..? Seems worth a try. I too added a few drops of hot pink food coloring to the batter to just give it a boost of color. It's beautiful palest pink....like a Peony! item not reviewed by moderator and published
While I love Paula Deen, this cake did not turn out well. I am wondering if it was my fault, as I used Crystal Light lemonade powder. The cake did not rise and was way too dense. But I loved the frosting !! Made cake pops this weekend using a plain white cake mix and 1 cup of the lemonade frosting - what a treat! Served them at a wedding shower and got rave reviews! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i mae this for easter and it was quite yummy! as for the butter in the icing, it depends on where you look as to what the recipe says (here 2 sticks, the websites of paula and her sons both say 1 stick. buttercreams can go either way, but i decided with the sugar amount to use 2 sticks of butter. the icing was thick yet fluffy, sweet yet tart. i was also pleased with the cakes. i used the whole egg method (i never care about the color and country time lemonade mix. i liked the subtle lemon flavor of the cake, but i think it would also be good with a lemon cake mix. the zest it what really made it. i will definately make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this cake turnned out pretty good. i wasnt sure about the iceing at first..it calles for alot of sugar but it makes it fluffy and rele tastes like lemonade i also added some coconut flakes to the iceing and used it for decor turrned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It IS 2 sticks of butter..1 stick was for the cake and the other for the icing. I also added a little food coloring to bring out the pink color. I made it with a buttercream icing and added some of the lemon juice and powdered pink lemonade mix, I found that the original recipe with the frozen concentrate made my icing way to runny. All in all, it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
use egg whites...it is going to be a dense cake. I used a bit of the juice from my lemon in the icing, didn't wanna waste it. I think 2 sticks of butter was necessary. Also, the pink color is barely noticeable, so if you want a pink cake you should add a drop of food coloring. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I blogged this tonight, made it over the weekend, GREAT cake! I made a few changes also, all listed in my bog as well as pictures of the process svereb[dot]blogspot[dot]com/2011/04/pink-lemonade-cake[dot]html item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out really well. Easy to make. I did add about 2/3 cup of coconut to the frosting and it turned out pretty well. Definitely going to make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The frosting REALLY overpowers the rest of the cake. The lemony flavor of it was good but it was so very sweet it's pretty much all you can taste. In contrast the cake could have used more lemon flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Planning to try this out for a luncheon at the end of the month - can someone please tell me if they are using the whole egg or whites only - I want to make sure my cake rises! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was wonderful and quick! Hubby loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the cake using the recipe and it turned out great!!! I used a lemon buttercream as the icing because I was not sure if the frozen lemonade in the icing would make the cake soggy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
sounds so good to anwser the comment on the bottom you can always beat things with a spoon instead of a mixer just go quickly and effectfully watching food network right now o yeah item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake for church on a Wednesday night as practice for my daughter's birthday later on. It was a hit. Pastor called it deceiving because it was so light tasting you would think that it had no calories. Our Spanish pastor called it sinful because it was so tasty one slice was not enough. I did however add a little extra pink lemonade concentrate to the frosting made it taste like creamy sweet tarts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
also the other recipe only calls for 1 stick of butter... not 2 item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used Duncan Hines white cake mix and followed all of the directions as written. I found the cake to be too light-textured for the frosting. The frosting is what really sells the cake for me and the cake layers were just too insubstantial. If I make it again, I'll make my own white cake and choose one that is more dense. Might include a little lemon extract in the cake as well because the lemon flavor in the cake is not very pronounced. We added a tiny bit of red food color to turn the frosting pink as we could only find regular lemonade concentrate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made cupcakes from this recipe and they turned out awesome! I made it exactly like the recipe said except I added a little bit extra concentrate into the icing to make it extra tasty. I baked the cupcakes for 18 minutes. Paula never lets me down! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this cake the same day my girls and I watched Paula during lunchtime. This cake turned out perfect! I did not experience any problems at all with the actual cake recipe. The texture was light. Loved the taste of the lemon zest in the frosting. Husband says this one is a keeper! Thanks, Paula & Jamie!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake did not rise at all and was too dense. Went right into the trash can. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the cake smells real good , actually havent tried it yet. but it turned out real dense. did not rise at all. frostings nice, tastes great..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and REALLY good...and different! Only problem I had was that the cake didn't rise very well, but that certainly didn't affect the taste!!!! It's a keeper........ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
HELP!! I really want to bake this cake, it sounds sooo good. One quick question.. I dont have an electric mixer or blender, I never had one but can I still make the frosting by hand? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome awesome awesome item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was really simple to make and is delicious. For the pink lemonade powder, I used the water bottle inserts (3 tbs as directed) and I think they may have been more concentrated than the regular tub of the dry mix so my cake was extremely tangy. I'll use less of that next time and keep everything else the same! I did change my bake time...I followed the box instructions which wound up being around 28 min opposed to the 30 that Paula suggested. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To ajn: I'd like to make this recipe as cupcakes, too. How did they work out for you? Did you have to make any changes to the recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published
It sounds really good it would be cooler if it wasn't a cake mix recipe and you could show how to make the cake mix by scratch....I know it's supposed to be quick and it's supposed to be easy....(I'm a kid that makes a lot of food by scratch i'm not trying to be mean at all,i'm going to make this for my family and I was just wondering how to make the cake mix by scratch thats all)p.s. I LOVE YOUR SHOW...(-: item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was so moist and delicious! I made one for my family it was so tastey I made another for a friend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Looking to make this recipe into cupakes? Has anyone done this? Also, my friend told me that she always adds an instant pudding mix into the cake batter, so this one would theoretically use lemon mix. Any thoughts on this? I'm looking to do this tomorrow to supplement my daughter's birthday cake. Need any and all suggestions before I screw something up!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! And so easy. I added a couple drops of red food coloring in cake and icing. Beautiful and delicious. Thanks Paula.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this cake last night it was awsome my Mother wants me to make this cake again she really loved it. It's a great cake not too sweet has a nice tangy taste and a look of spring it's a cake I will be making from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Haven`t tried it yet but am on my way to bake. I will post how it turned out. And bjs47, yeah I don`t think you`re supposed to use the sugar free stuff. I got the 19oz Country Time pink lemonade drink mix, it also says no artificial sweeteners or flavors. And I don`t think you`re supposed to use kool-aid cause in the recipe the ingredient says "sweetened pink lemonade drink powder". I hope this was a little helpful. Cathy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Haven't tried this cake yet, but will soon. To answer questions on when the 5 Tablespoons of lemon concentrate is used....in the frosting. I watched the show and caught that this a.m. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was disappointed but I may have used the wrong type of dried powder. I used Crystal Light in the tubes, which = approx one tablespoon. I knew something was wrong as soon as I mixed in as the consistency of the batter became very fluffy and after baking the cake didn't rise much and was very dense. Can someone advise the correct type of koolaid mix to use in the batter? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake for a Sunday evening get together with my sisters, their husbands, my husband and myself. I love trying new recipes for my husband and brother-in-laws...the review is in it is "Delicious" and "refreshing" like lemonade. We really enjoyed; it will be a family favorite from now on. Good job Paula. For the reviewer who asked where the (5 tbsp of lemonade goes...in the icing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was drawn to this recipe more out of curiosity at first. I considered it, then thought about lemonade in cake & kind of backed away from it. However, I kept seeing it on the Foodnetwork page & my curiosity finally got the best of me. I had to try it. It turned out really good! I couldn't find pink lemonade frozen concentrate so I just used regular frozen lemonade concentrate. Then, I just added a few drops of red food coloring to the icing to give it the pink color. I refrigerated this cake after making it so it would be nice & cold as lemonade is. I garnished the top with curled lemon slices. My husband & father-in-law, who kind of gave me raised eyebrows about making something called lemonade cake, both ended up really liking the cake. My husband even ate some for breakfast this morning (he likes sweets for breakfast. If anyone is wondering, this cake is basically a lemon cake with pink color. If you like lemon & lemon-flavored deserts, you'll like this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lemonade concentrate is added to frosting. Ingredients are listed in order they are used and recipe says beat confectioner's sugar and remaining 1 cup of butter then add "remaining" ingredients... Super yummy cake! Easter dessert for sure... item not reviewed by moderator and published
where is the 5 tablespoons of frozen lemonade concentrate supposed to be used?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
When and where are the 5 tablespoons of frozen lemonade concentrate added? To the cake mix? Or to the frosting? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why do people give negative ratings, if they haven't tried the recipe? It's not fair to the chef and to many of us, who look at the ratings as well as the recipe itself! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gorgeous, delicious cake! The frosting is scrumptious, and makes the cake look even more beautiful, like a giant cloud! Topped mine with thin sugared lemon slices and several long strands of lemon peel. This was a test run and family and friends loved it! For Easter, pink chick or bunny "Peeps" would be so cute on top! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not like this cake at all. I make wedding cakes professionally and I was just looking for something new and easy for a small cake at home. It was easy but it had no fresh flavor and it was dry and flat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake is so amazing. The frosting was so tangy and just to DIE for! I didn't have unsalted butter so i used salted and it came out just as fine. I could eat the whole cake if I could. Love it Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't tasted it yet But I know Paula food will be awesome A+ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, quick and feels like spring! Made it today and will make it for Easter :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
How can you rate this recipe with three stars and say you aren't sure you would make it again, when it is obvious you did not follow the recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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