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May 29, 2023
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Nothing say summer like lemonade, and this lemonade cake is such a light cheery summer dessert recipe that everyone will love. This quick-and-easy lemonade cake recipe is layers tall for the perfect proportions of cake icing. You can easily make it a blackberry, strawberry, or raspberry lemonade cake by topping with raspberries at the end or popping several in with the cakes for not only a pretty color pop, but to enhance the flavor too. I know this lemon cake wil be a hit with family and friends alike!

Lemonade Cake

If you are looking for the perfect dessert recipe for summer, this lemon cake recipe is it! The delightful, refereshing lemon flavor of this lemonade cake is not overpowering, but so fresh. Add in some summer berries to make this lemon raspberry cake extra special. You will love how simple this lemonade cake mix is to prepare with fresh, quality ingredients that will delight your taste buds.

sugar, butter, lemon, lemonade concentrate, vanilla, eggs. flour, baking powder, salt, buttermilk

Lemonade Cake Recipe

All you need to make the lemon cake are a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • grated rind from 2 small or 1 LARGE lemon
  • 1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¬†5 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons. baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk (slightly underfilled)

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Raspberry lemonade cake

With an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.  Then mix in the lemon rind, lemonade concentrate, vanilla and eggs.  Finally beat in the flour, baking powder, salt and buttermilk.

Spoon the batter into THREE   9″ cake pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray.  Pop them into the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Take them out when they just start to turn golden and are firm to the touch. Let them cool completely before you frost them.

cream cheese lemon frosting

lemon cake recipe

To make the light, fluffy, and rereshing lemon frosting you will need:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 16 oz. cream cheese (2 8 ounce packages)
  • grated rind of TWO lemons
  • 2 tab. lemon juice (no more!!)
  • 8 cups powdered sugar

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For the frosting, use the electric mixer to beat together the butter and cream cheese.  Then beat in the lemon rind and juice.  Finally leave the mixer on low to beat in the powdered sugar, increasing the speed as it is incorporated, until it’s all bended together.

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Spread the frosting on the first layer, then top with cake and spread with frosting, and add the third layer.

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Spread homemade lemon frosting on the cooled cake.

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Cover the top and the side of the three layer cake.

lemon raspberry cake

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Trim it with a sunny slice of lemon, fresh blackberries, and a little mint.

lemonade cake mix

Slice and serve your cake. As it is three layer it will serve 10-12 guests.

Raspberry lemonade cake

The cake is super flavorful with a slightly firm texture which allows it to hold up well.

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Lemon Dessert

The flavor will leave your taste buds tingling with the refreshing lemon paired with the sweet cream cheese frosting that makes it not too sweet.

Refreshing lemonade cake is a cheery summer dessert recipe everyone will love! Whip up this quick-and-easy, 3-layer cake with berries on top!

Summer Cake

Refreshing lemonade cake is a cheery summer dessert recipe everyone will love! Whip up this quick-and-easy, 3-layer cake with berries on top!

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Fresh Lemonade Cake Recipe

Beth Gorden

Nothing say summer like lemonade, and this lemonade cake is such a light cheery summer dessert recipe that everyone will love. This quick-and-easy lemonade cake recipe is layers tall for the perfect proportions of cake icing. You can easily make it a blackberry, strawberry, or raspberry lemonade cake by topping with raspberries at the end or popping several in with the cakes for not only a pretty color pop, but to enhance the flavor too. I know this lemon cake wil be a hit with family and friends alike!

Course Appetizer, Dessert

Cuisine comfort food, summer

Lemonade Cake

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 small lemons grated rind only
  • 1/2 cup frozen lemondae concentrate thawed
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk slightly underfilled

Lemonade Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, softened 2 sticks
  • 16 ounzeds cream cheese 2 bocks
  • 2 lemons rind and 2 Tablespoons of juice
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • raspberries or blackberries optional
  • mint leaf optional, for garnish
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Start by making the cake with an electric mixer. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.¬† Then mix in the lemon rind, lemonade concentrate, vanilla and eggs.¬† Finally beat in the flour, baking powder, salt and buttermilk. Spoon the batter into THREE¬† ¬†9‚Ä≥ cake pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray.¬† Pop them into the oven for 30 minutes. ¬†

  • Take them out when they just start to turn golden and are firm to the touch. Let them cool completely before you frost them. These cakes do not rise excessively and are a more dense cake.

  • Meanwhile, let's make the frosting. Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter and cream cheese. ¬†Then beat in the lemon rind and juice.¬† Finally leave the mixer on low to beat in the powdered sugar increasing the speed as it is incorporated. When completely blended, frost the three layer cake. I like to add a slice of lemon, fresh blackberries, and a little mint on the top to not only pretty it up, but the blackberries taste fantastic with the lemonade cake.

Refreshing lemonade cake is a cheery summer dessert recipe everyone will love! Whip up this quick-and-easy, 3-layer cake with berries on top!

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