Lemonade Cake

Today was my boy's last day of school. He's officially a kindergartener now! How did that happen?

He had a special program at school with a red, white & blue theme in honor of Flag Day. So, naturally, Sweet Pea and I made a Lemonade (Flag) Cake! This cake is SO EASY and really, really yummy! Here's what you'll need:

1 boxed white cake mix
1/2 c. water (not pictured above)
1/3 c. oil
3 eggs
1/2 c. frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)

Mix all ingredients together. Bake as directed on the box.

For the frosting:

adapted from Cooking Light April 2003

8 oz. cream cheese (reduced fat cream cheese is fine, just don't use fat-free)*
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
zest of one lemon (about 2 tsp.)
1 Tbsp. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar

* Make sure cream cheese is cold. The frosting will be too thin if you use room temperature cream cheese.

1. In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together cream cheese, butter and lemon zest until smooth.

2. Add powdered sugar, lemonade concentrate and vanilla. Beat on low until fluffy.

3. Spread evenly over cake.

And there you have it. BUT WAIT! Make a fruity flag for even more deliciousness.

I used 12 oz. of raspberries and 3 oz. of blueberries to make the flag. Strawberries would be very good as well!

This cake is perfect for the kick-off to our summer! You could make this as a layered cake, which would be beautiful. Lemonade Cupcakes would also be fun to make. These fun (and free!) printables from The TomKat Studio would be a perfect addition

Happy Summer and have a great weekend!!


Angelina @ April Violet said...

Saw your post on Whipper Berry in the blog hop! Love this cake! We are going to the berry farm next week and this cake will be perfect for the extras our sons pick ;-)
Stop in and have a look at 2 cakes my sweetie made for our sons:

Steph said...

I would LOVE to post a pic of this with a link back to your page! I have a blog about deals/coupons, but I like to feature cool recipes by others too! Let me know if you're open to this! :)

Anonymous said...

I guess I don't understand what you do with the lemonade in the cake?

Brittany Turco said...

Oops. Sorry if that wasn't clear. 1/2 cup of the lemonade concentrate goes into the batter. I updated the directions. Cheers!

Jules said...

YUMMO! Love how fresh this sounds! I've clicked to follow you ... now I'm off to find you on Pinterest... so if you get a new follower there it is ME! Jules from bles-id

Brittany Turco said...

Thanks Jules! I'm a new follower of your pinterest as well :) Great stuff!

I {heart} Nap Time said...

WOW! This looks delicious! found you on whipperberry.


Christi said...

So....when making the cake do you add eggs like the cake mix calls for with everything else?

Unknown said...

Yummy! I featured this on my blog today.

Brittany Turco said...

Thanks so much, Laura!

Jenni said...

looks delicious!