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Originally Posted as a Blog on August 26, 2012

 

I went on a search for a recipe for a Pink Lemonade Cake. Found several....some recipes from doctored cake mixes.....some from scratch.  Made several as a trial run for the engagement cake I just made. Decided I liked the taste from "scratch"  the best. Was well received and eaten at the party...so I am guessing the recipe was a winner.

Here is the recipe I came up with. Give it a try. I hope you will like it

Ingredients:

2 cups/280 ml all purpose flour

2 tsp/10 ml baking powder

1 tsp/5 ml salt

1/4 cup/60 ml butter..... room temperature

1/4 cup/60 ml shortening

1/2 cup/125 ml vegatable oil

1 cup/250 ml sugar

1 pkg lemonade drink mix

grated zest of one lemon

juice of one lemon

3 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream....( this is optional, as this will make a dense pound cake )

IF NOT ADDING SOUR CREAM.....1/2 cup milk

Omitting the sour cream makes a lighter, less dense cake.

1/2 cup frozen pink lemonade, thawed

2-3 tsp red food colour.... also optional...creates  a pretty coloured cake batter/cake

Preheat your oven to 325 d

place your dry ingredients into a bowl, including  the drink mix. Set aside.

In a mixmaster cream your butter, shortening & sugar. Add your eggs one at a time and beat until fluffy.  Add lemon juice, zest & oil, beat until incorporated.  Add flour to your creamed mixture alternating with  your frozen, now thawed, pink lemonade and optional sour cream OR MILK.  Beat until all combined, then add your red food colouring if desired.

Pour batter into prepared pan. You can use a bundt pan if you want. I used a 10"x 3" pan,  bake for approx 50-55 min, or until cake tester comes out clean. Did mine on convection, so your oven may take longer as convection does speed up the baking  process by several minutes.

Allow to cool 10-20 min. Remove from pan and use icing or glaze of your choice.

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I will try this one to ,

Me, too, Gali.  June this sounds delicious, too!  I love the tart of lemon and lime.


dido !! , but I like the easy way out !!!
Sandra Smiley said:

Me, too, Gali.  June this sounds delicious, too!  I love the tart of lemon and lime.

Weird how I couldn't find my own recipe!! But somehow, it was bumped from my page??? Sandra I made this as a wedding cake...super dense and moist. Also my last baby shower cake.... even those that said...I'll just take a small slice, came back for more....hee hee ...everyone took some home!!

 hum !!! yes I indeed will try this 1 also !

I will definitely try this one, as well - thanks, June!

Oh, my! This sounds wonderful! For your wedding cake, did you use sour cream? I always make my cakes from scratch and am always interested to know a cake, aside from the basic choloate and yellow, turns out. Thank you for sharing!
Veronica made both versions, one without, one with sour cream. The without was the practice engagement cake. The one with sour cream, a couple wanted a wedding cake that was a lemon pound cake. Since my sis-in-lw attended the wedding, I got feedback. It went over well, and flew off the dessert table...
OH my Shirley
Been so long since I made this. And they are Canadian brands, usually the grocery store brand. It doesn't really matter. I've use Minute Maid frozen, instead of a package and scooped out about 2-3 tablespoons. Especially in the winter, packaged pink lemonade mix is nearly impossible to find in the grocery store. Hope this helps.

I MADE IT with un-sweeten pink lemon aid kool-aid mix , also the frosting with the same .


I used 2 pkgs in the cake and 2 in the frosting , it is so yummy , I have not used the minute maid . I only added lemon zest to my cake and icing , you can also use it with your MM fondant , add to taste . I also0 added some sour to it . 


Shirley Wilson said:

I will check our stores and see if they still have the Kool-Aid brand. Use the full package in the cake recipe? I know we have Minute Maid frozen pink lemonade so will do that if no Kool-Aid is available. I have a 3 tiered baby shower cake due on November 7th and wouldn't you know, she wants pink lemonade! Thank you June.


 KOOL-AID BRAND . IS DRY PKGS ,,, UN-SWEETEN
Shirley Wilson said:

I will check our stores and see if they still have the Kool-Aid brand. Use the full package in the cake recipe? I know we have Minute Maid frozen pink lemonade so will do that if no Kool-Aid is available. I have a 3 tiered baby shower cake due on November 7th and wouldn't you know, she wants pink lemonade! Thank you June.

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