Got Lemonade? Bake A Cake!!!


Here is a cake that just shouts Easter brunch to me. I like almost anything lemon, so this was a no-brainer. See the picture at the bottom of the page. This is a centerpiece all by itself. Fond the recipe at Taste I like their site. The food is pretty down to earth .


Lemonade Layer Cake 16 Servings Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling


6 tablespoons butter, softened

1-1/3 cups sugar

3 tablespoons thawed lemonade concentrate

2 tablespoons grated lemon peel

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 egg whites

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1-1/4 cups buttermilk


1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese

2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons grated lemon peel

2 teaspoons thawed lemonade concentrate

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar


In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add the lemonade concentrate, lemon peel and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating

well after each addition.


Coat two 9-in. round baking pans coated with cooking spray and dusted

with flour. Pour batter to prepared pans.


Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near

the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from

pans to a wire rack to cool completely.


For frosting, in a small bowl, combine cream cheese and butter until

smooth. Add the lemon peel, lemonade concentrate and vanilla; mix

well. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread

frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Refrigerate

for at least 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.



Yield: 16 servings.


Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 352 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 237 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


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Lemonade concentrate gives both the cake and frosting fantastic flavor. I like to garnish this dessert with lemon slices and mint leaves. —Jana Randich, Phoenix, Arizona

© Taste of Home 2012


Happy Easter!   Raggedy-Ann_thumb