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Pink Lemonade Cake

This Pink Lemonade Cake is absolutely amazing. With a burst of lemon, this moist cake has lemon in the cake and the frosting. Decorated with lemon slices there is no doubt that this lemon-flavored cake is going to be a hit.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pink lemonade cake
Servings: 10
Author: Jill


cake ingredients:

  • 2 boxes white cake mix
  • 8 large Egg whites
  • 2 ½ Cup water
  • 1 Cup canola oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zested
  • Yellow and Pink Gel food coloring

Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 Cup unsalted butter softened
  • 6 Cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp lemon extract
  • 1 lemon zested
  • Lemon slices for garnish


Cake directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray
  • Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth
  • Divide the cake batter into 2 bowls
  • Mix in 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring into one bowl and mix to get a pale yellow color
  • Mix in 2-3 drops of pink food coloring into the second bowl and mix to get a pale pink color
  • Drop scoops of the colored batters into the cake pans
  • Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely

Frosting directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the colors until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks
  • Scoop 1 C lemon frosting into the last piping bag with a star tip

Building the cake directions:

  • Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer
  • Repeat step with other two layers
  • Scoop 1 Cup of lemon frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly
  • Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting
  • Place the last layer of cake on top
  • Use the remaining lemon frosting and frost entire cake
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top
  • Place lemon slices on top
  • Cut and enjoy!