Pink Lemonade Layer Cake

"A refreshing tart and sweet cake. Recipe originally came from The Deen Brothers "Ya'll Come Eat" cookbook. I have changed it up slightly to suit my tastes. The directions said to follow the cake box recipe and gave the amounts for the eggs and oil but nothing said about water. My cake box said to add 1 cup water so if yours says to use less than use less. I also used more drink powder in cake mix and more concentrate in the frosting. I also added a few drops of pink food coloring to make the frosting really look like pink lemonade. Cheater tip: I have been using a 9x13 baking pan lately so I don't have to frost layers for time sake. Also, I have been using a can of vanilla pre mixed frosting and adding the lemon zest and lemonade powder to it. So much easier and tastes just as good."
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Ready In:
1 2 layer cake




  • Preheat oven to 350. Butter two 8 inch round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper or waxed paper and set aside.
  • For the cake, in a large bowl, stir together the package directions, using the eggs and oil and water. Stir in the zest . Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in the centers of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Carefully turn cakes out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the frosting, beat together the confectioners sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in the remaining frosting ingredients until combined. I added a few drops of pink food coloring.
  • Transfer one cake to a cake stand or large plate. Using an offset spatula, spread the top of the cake mix with a layer of frosting. Place the second cake on top of the first. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of both layers.
  • I put mine in the refrigerator to stay chilled.

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