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luscious lemonade cake

(14 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jan Knowles
grand saline, TX

Experimenting in the kitchen, I came up with this special cake recipe and frosting. My friends are begging me to make this cake for them for their Easter get together and birthdays. Have received many "yummmms" up! It can be made in a 9x13 pan, adjust the bake time according to cake mix package directions. ALSO try my frosting using different types of flavoring, ie, vanilla, orange and chocolate chips. ENJOY.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is such a fresh, summer-tasting cake! A perfect pic for your next picnic or family reunion.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(14 ratings)
yield 10 round cake; more for 9x13
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For luscious lemonade cake

  • 1 box
    moist type lemon cake mix
  • 1 sm
    individual size vanilla yogurt (about 6 oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp
    real lemon juice, not concentrated
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar+ 2 cups
  • 1/2 stick
    real butter, either salted or unsalted
  • 1/4 c
    softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 c
    milk, more or less (to make a stiffer frosting add a little at a time)
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp
    real lemon juice
  • food coloring, if desired

How To Make luscious lemonade cake

  • 1
    Follow directions on cake mix for amount of eggs, oil and water. Add 1 small container vanilla yogurt (individual portion size). Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice, either fresh squeezed (preferred) or from bottle (not concentrated). Pour cake mix into 2 round cake pans, and follow directions on box; generally around 28 minutes. If your oven runs hot; turn oven down to 325 degrees. You will smell the cake as it is getting done. You may also use 9x13 pan; adjust time according to box directions. Cool cake completely. For round cake, "dust" off any loose crumbs.
  • 2
    Make frosting by creaming butter and cream cheese together first. Add about 2 cups of powdered sugar at a time, alternating with a small amount of milk. When you have a nice stiff frosting add the lemon juice.
  • 3
    If desired add food coloring to make a color. (I take small cups and put the plain color frosting in, them add a bit of food coloring to each cup to make decorating colors.) Decorate as desired. This cake is also sprinkled with large white sugar crystals (found in baking aisle).