Lemonade Layer Cake

Jolayne Cooper

By
@jwcooper

I found this recipe on myrecipes.com. The frosting really makes this cake. I took it to a potluck and it was quickly eaten, with nothing left to take home.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE

1 1/3 c
sugar
6 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 Tbsp
grated lemon rind
3 Tbsp
thawed lemonade concentrate
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2
large eggs
2
large egg whites
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/4 c
fat-free buttermilk

FROSTING

2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 tsp
grated lemon rind
2 tsp
thawed lemonade concentrate
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
8 oz
1/3-less fat cream cheese
3 1/2 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 2 (9-inch) round cake pans by spraying with baking spray with flour, or grease 2 pans and sprinkle with flour.
2
To prepare cake, place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add eggs and egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; stir well with a whisk. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition.
3
Pour batter into the prepared cake pans; sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
4
To prepare frosting, place 2 tablespoons butter and the next 4 ingredients (butter through cream cheese) in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until fluffly. Add powdered sugar, and beat at low speed junt until blended (do not overbeat). Chill 1 hour.
5
Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Store cake loosely covered in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #lemon