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Pink Lemonade Cake

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

30 Minutes




About the Recipe


For the Cake:

  • 1 (18 oz) box plus any additional ingredients the package directions call for white cake mix

  • 3 tablespoons pink lemonade drink powder sweetened

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated, divided lemon zest

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • Optional: a few drops of red or pink food coloring. Note drink powder will color batter, you just might want more color.

For the Frosting:

  • 1 lb confectioner's sugar

  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter , plus more for pan

  • 5 tablespoons frozen pink lemonade concentrate

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Optional pink or red food coloring


For the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

  • For the cake, in a large bowl, stir together the cake mix and lemonade powder.

  • Prepare the cake batter according to the package directions, using any additional ingredients called for (eggs, milk, water, oil, etc…).

  • Stir 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 2 teaspoons of vanilla into the batter.

  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centers of the cakes comes out clean.

For the Frosting:

  • For the frosting, beat together the confectioners’ sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and frozen lemonade until combined.

  • Add in food coloring at this point if desired.

  • Frost Cake

Cut into individual servings. Add lemon slice and colored paper straw (trimmed to about 2 3/4 inches), so optional but so cute!

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