Summertime Pink Lemonade Cake

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This cake is good anytime...sometimes I make it just to brighten up a cloudy day!The cooking time includes the time it needs to set in the freezer. It isn't a "fast" recipe but it is yummy! Adjust water, oil and eggs based on the recipe on the back of your cake mix as some may vary. Preparation time includes baking and freezing time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 5 -6 drops red food coloring
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed. Bake in 2 9 inch round cake pans;cool.
  2. Meanwhile, stir ice cream to soften; quickly stir in 1/3 c of the concentrate and the food coloring.
  3. Spread evenly in foil lined 9 inch cake pan. Freeze for 2-3 hours until firm.
  4. Place one cake layer on serving plate. Place ice cream layer on top of first layer. Place second cake layer on top of ice cream layer. Place in freezer.
  5. Beat cream with remaining concentrate and sugar until stiff.
  6. Remove cake from freezer and frost tops and sides of cake with whipped cream mixture. Return to freezer for at least one hour.


Most Helpful

This is a delicious and beautiful cake for a little girls summer birthday party. My Mom would decorate it with little plastic flying horses going around the outside in a circle and put three tall fire sparklers in the middle. It made you think of the 4th of July on a merry-go-round when she set it off. You can change this dramatically by using limeade for St. Patrick's day with green food coloring or orange juice for Halloween or a Harry Potter party with orange food coloring. I tried to post this but you have the exact recipe that I have. Right down to quickly stir in 1/3 etc. - bizarre! I wish I knew where we both got it from. It would be pretty made yellow for Easter with candies on top.

Karen's Krazy Kitchen April 01, 2010

This was really refreshing. It was a bit sour....which the kids really loved! I will definitely make it again!

jrivera April 27, 2009

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