lemonade cake recipe

We are starting to cross things off of our Summer Bucket List, and I have to say that having a list is proving to be the best thing that we could have done. As a family, we have always been up for an adventure. But when we lived in Kansas, it was so easy to not go anywhere, the kids played outside all day and there were about a million kids to play with. When we would offer up an adventure, they would rather stay home. Now that we have moved, life is different. I think that their sense of adventure is renewed, and we are all forcing ourselves to go out and have some fun. The weather has not been beach weather yet so we decided to head to Philadelphia and check out The Franklin Institute. We bought a membership because there is so much to see and do, that we could not get it all in one day. Now we have a reason to head back into the city and explore some more.

You know that I have a problem saying no to anything lemon. I saw this cake on Pinterest, from BHG, and I knew that it would be something that I would be into. I was truly surprised at how flavorful this simple cake is. Tart, and just sweet enough. Even the kids loved it. This cake is really easy to make, and I often forget that making a cake in a 9×13 is so much easier than a layer cake. I am going to remember to make this cake next winter when I am tired of the cold, and need a little sunshine.

lemonade cake recipeCake

1/3 cup butter, room temperature
3 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup buttermilk

Frosting

1/3 cup butter, room temperature
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla

lemonade cake recipeBeat butter and sugar together.

lemonade cake recipeAdd eggs one at a time.

lemonade cake recipeAdd lemonade concentrate and vanilla.

lemonade cake recipeMix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

lemonade cake recipeAdd 1/3 of the flour mixture.

lemonade cake recipeAdd 1/2 of the buttermilk.

lemonade cake recipeRepeat until all of the buttermilk and flour is incorporated.

lemonade cake recipePour into a 9×13 that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely.

lemonade cake recipeBeat the butter until smooth. Add 1 cup of sugar. Add in 1/3 cup of the lemonade concentrate and vanilla.

lemonade cake recipeGradually add the rest of the powdered sugar. Add remaining lemonade until you get a nice consistency.

lemonade cake recipeSpread frosting over cooked cake.

lemonade cake recipe

Lemonade Cake
 
Ingredients
Cake
  • ⅓ cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¼ cup buttermilk
Frosting
  • ⅓ cup butter, room temperature
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 Tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Beat butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time. Add lemonade concentrate and vanilla.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Add ⅓ of the flour mixture. Add ½ of the buttermilk. Repeat until all of the buttermilk and flour is incorporated.
  4. Pour into a 9×13 that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.Cool completely.
  5. Beat the butter until smooth. Add 1 cup of sugar. Add in ⅓ cup of the lemonade concentrate and vanilla. Gradually add the rest of the powdered sugar. Add remaining lemonade until you get a nice consistency.
  6. Spread frosting over cooked cake.
This recipe came from Better Homes and Gardens.