Monday, July 25, 2011

Lemonade Party Cake

This cake had me loving it before I even tasted it!  It just looked so good! It did not disappoint at all. I will definitely be taking this to a party or potluck during the summer months. It is a perfect summertime cake. It's so easy to make also. It starts with a cake mix but you could also use any favorite lemon or yellow cake for this.  I have literally been thinking about this cake and when I am going to have another slice.  Is this crazy? Maybe I am "cake crazy!"  Since you also drizzle the lemonade over the cake it reminds me of a poke cake, which I also love. Come to think of it there really are not too many cakes that I don't love!  Hope you will give this one a try. It's so perfect with this heat wave we are having.

Adapted from Betty Crocker (some additions and the frosting are my own.

1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist lemon yellow cake mix - I used yellow and would stick with that
Water, Vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix box
1 can (6 ox) frozen lemonade, thawed
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Make cake as specified on box in 9 x 13 in. pan.  Cool for 15 minutes.
Mix lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar.  Pierce top of cake every 1/2" with long tinged fork.  Drizzle lemonade mixture evenly over cake.  Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled.

Frosting
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softenend
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp coconut extract
shredded, sweetened coconut
yellow sugar

Mix cream cheese and butter until well combined.  Add coconut extract and mix again.  Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until desired consistently.  If not sweet enough, add more sugar as desired. 

Spread evenly over cake.  Sprinkle yellow sugar over cake.  Add shredded coconut to outline of cake.  Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

12 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh YUM! It sounds and looks so delicious and refreshing! I hope you saved me a slice. ;)

Cheryl said...

I am the queen of using cake mixes, I love this cake!

Jenn said...

It sure does look really really good! Nicely done... I bet it tasted even better :)

Pam said...

It looks wonderful!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Looks SO good - wouldn't last long in my house!!
Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

It's so cheerful! I can't wait to see the KK bread pudding!

teresa said...

love love love this cake, oh my gosh how yummy!

Kathleen said...

Love this! Wish I had a big slice!

Mary said...

You are right! This is a perfect summer cake. It looks delicious and sounds refreshing. I know my gang will enjoy this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joanne said...

Lemon and easy - my two favorite things when it comes to dessert!

MaryBeth said...

This cake simply screams summer...it looks so refreshing in that pretty yellow color.

The Blonde Duck said...

Another PD recipe I saw--gooey butter cake. Have you made that?