Make Your Own Pink Lemonade Cake

Lemonade is a summer staple. No generic image of a summer porch is complete without a pitcher of it. Everyone likes lemonade. Its a very non-offensive drink. You know what’s even better than lemonade? Pink lemonade! Because it’s… well, pink!

This Pink Lemonade Cake is a perfect summer dessert. It’s very easy to make, it doesn’t take very long, and it tastes pretty good too.

  • White cake mix
  • Lemonade mix (preferably pink lemonade mix, but regular lemonade mix should work just as well)
  • Red food coloring
  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter
  • Lemons
To make the cake:
  1. Follow the instructions on the box to prepare the cake batter. Before mixing, add 2 tablespoons of the lemonade mix. Add red food coloring until you reach your desired shade of pink. Because I don’t like the cake to be too brightly colored, I normally add about two drops.
  2. Bake the cake following the instructions on the box. When finished, place cake layers on a rack and allow them to cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting:
  1. Mix 1 pound of powdered sugar, ½ cup of butter, and 3 tablespoons of the lemonade mix together until you get the consistency you want. I have found this to be too dry in the past, and if that is the case, I would recommend adding milk to give the frosting a slightly more fluid structure.
  2. Once the frosting has been mixed, add in the desired amount of food coloring.
  1. How you choose to decorate this is up to you! Yay, creativity! Normally, I just put half slices of lemon around the sides of the cake, but you can decorate it any way you like.


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