Simplified Lemonade Cake

Alicia .


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!

★★★★★ 1 vote
5 Min
1 Hr



1 3oz pkg
lemon flavored jello
3/4 c
boiling water
1 box
lemon cake mix
3/4 c
applesauce (plain)


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

How to Make Simplified Lemonade Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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

    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.
  • 3Frosting:

    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.
  • 4Sometimes instead of using the icing on the cake I dust it with powdered sugar instead.

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About Simplified Lemonade Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes