Simplified Lemonade Cake

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Ingredients

CAKE
1 3oz pkg lemon flavored jello
3/4 c boiling water
1 box lemon cake mix
3/4 c applesauce (plain)
4 eggs
FROSTING
2 Tbsp softened butter or margarine
2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp thawed lemonade concentrate
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz cream cheese (i use the 1/3 less fat)
3 1/2 c powdered sugar

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Alicia . Recipe
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Lightly Salted
Slinger, WI (pop. 5,068)
Shezzyla
Member Since Sep 2011
Alicia's notes for this recipe:
Although I love the recipe I got from a relative for a "from scratch" lemonade cake, I don't always have the time or patience.

This is just as yummy, very lemony and takes much less effort to put out.

Perfect for lemon lovers!
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Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour a 10 inch bunt/tube pan.
2
Cake:

Dissolve the lemon jello in boiling water and put aside. DO NOT allow to set.

Combine cake mix, vegetable oil and eggs. Beat until combined and add the liquid jello. Beat for 5 minutes on medium speed setting.

Pour batter into a prepared bunt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Cool completely before removing from pan.
3
Frosting:

In a large bowl, beat butter, lemon, lemonade concentrate, vanilla and cream cheese on high speed until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and beat at low speed until blended.

Chill 1 hour before icing cake.
4
Sometimes instead of using the icing on the cake I dust it with powdered sugar instead.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jan 16, 2012
yum, reminds me also of the lemonade pie.
user Alicia . Shezzyla - Jan 16, 2012
Ooooo lemonade pie sounds really good!
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jan 16, 2012
Alicia...I have 2-way to make it, the first one is ofcourse easier and very few ingredients, (both are excellent).

Lemonade Kool-Aid Pie

1 envelope Lemonade Kool Aid
1 can (14 oz) Eagle Brand sweet condensed milk
8 oz tub Cool Whip
1 (9-inch) ready-made graham cracker piecrust

Fold in Kool Aid with the sweetened condensed milk; then fold in the tub of Cool
Whip. Put in graham cracker crust. Chill several hours.
++++++++AND++++++++
Lemonade Pie

TIP: For a homemade look, freeze crust for five minutes, and then it's easy to slip it into your favorite pie plate before adding filling.

YIELD: 8 servings
PREP TIME: 15 Minutes
CHILL: 8 Hours

1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
2 (3.4-oz.) packages lemon instant pudding mix
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 (9-inch) ready-made graham cracker piecrust
Thawed frozen whipped topping
Garnish: crushed lemon drop candies

Whisk together evaporated milk and next 2 ingredients in a bowl 2 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

Beat cream cheese and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add lemonade concentrate, beating until smooth; add milk mixture, and beat until blended. Pour into crust. Cover and chill 8 hours or until firm.
Dollop each slice with whipped topping. Garnish, if desired.
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user Alicia . Shezzyla - Jan 17, 2012
Awesome, will definitely give them both a try. Thank you!
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jan 17, 2012
You are very welcome Alicia. I want to make your cake too.

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