If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of foods created with lemons. From lemonade to this yummy lemonade cake, it always tastes like summer with the smell and taste of lemons! Great, refreshing recipe to take to a Memorial Day or 4th of July cookout. Click “read more” for recipe.
1/3 cup butter
2-1/4 cups all-purpose 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 cups buttermilk or sour milk
Yellow food coloring (optional)
Lemon Butter Frosting
Thin lemon slices for the top(optional)
1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until well combined. Scrape sides of bowl; beat for 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemonade concentrate and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. If desired, stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring. Spread batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread cake with Lemon Butter Frosting. If desired, garnish with lemon slices (slices should be removed before eating).
Lemon Butter Frosting
1/3 cup softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
1 – 2 teaspoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
In a large mixing bowl beat softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add the 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in the 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate and vanilla. Gradually beat in the additional powdered sugar. Beat in additional frozen lemonade concentrate to reach spreading consistency. Makes 2 cups.