Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 24 mins

There were several of you interested in the Pink Lemonade cake recipe that we had for easter. It is absolutely my new very favorite thing in this world. It is SO dense and has the perfect crumb but at the same time it is wonderfully moist! Hope you try it soon and when you do, I hope you let me know what you think. Also, please note, that if the recipe says BUTTER, or CAKE FLOUR, please, do not substitute. I also think this would make WONDERFUL cupcakes, for a bridal shower or baby shower as they cake is the perfect shade of pink!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups butter, softened (this is three sticks)
  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 12 cup pink lemonade powdered drink mix, such as countrytime
  • 4 large eggs
  • 12 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 2 12 cups milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 3 nine inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter, sugar and lemonade drink mix at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon extract.
  3. In a medium bowl combine cake flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly among all three pans. Bake cakes for 24-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool on counter or on wire racks.
  5. Frost with Lemonade Butter Cream Frosting.
Most Helpful

Made this last nite for guests and it was very good!! You're right when you said it is a dense cake because it is!! But it was very moist. Everyone liked it but everyone had small pieces because of the density and sweetness. I will definitely be making this for our 4th of July bash!!

Niteflyer May 01, 2011

It was good but not great. It was not very lemony. The texture was good, dense and moist. I would add more lemon extract if I made it again. It was a very pretty cake with the pink lemonade icing on it.

jneen June 04, 2012