Monday, July 2, 2012

handmade monday: lemonade cake

It seems that I should rename this homemade monday for the time being, since I'm all about recipes these days!  ;) I will try to do a DIY or sewing project soon. In the meantime, I'm going to fatten you up.

Better Homes and Garden for the win, y'all. 

This recipe certainly isn't mine, but I had such success with it that I wanted to share it with you! It's so light and refreshing and I can't get enough! BHG deserves all credit of this delicious slice of summer. All I did was make it, add more vanilla to each portion, and style the cake in a cute little photoshoot.


what you'll need for the cake
1/3 cup of butter at room temperature
3 eggs also at room temperature
2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour.
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 (ahem. 2) teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups of buttermilk

how to make the cake
1. Grease 9X13 baking pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir together flour,  baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. 
2. Beat butter with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating on medium speed until well combined. Scrape sides of bowl and beat for 1-2 more minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Add in lemonade concentrate and vanilla. Mix until incorporated. 
3. Alternate adding flour mixture and the buttermilk, on low speed, until just combined. 
4. Pour into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. When cake is cool, spread frosting on top. 

what you'll need for the icing
1/3 cup butter at room temperature
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup (plus a couple more spoonfuls) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 (ahem 1) teaspoon of vanilla

how to make the icing
In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup of powdered sugar, mixing well. Mix in 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate and vanilla. Gradually mix in the additional powdered sugar. Add in frozen lemonade concentrate to reach desired consistency. 


again, this isn't my recipe. you can find the original here. 


  1. it looks yum! and i love drinks in mason jars

  2. and i'm all into lemon-anything these days! so summery :)

  3. YUM! I love everything that has lemons/lemonade in it :) Pinning it!

  4. Yes, I think I'll need at the very least a slice of that this summer!

  5. I'll definitely try it! Looks so delicious :)

  6. Love lemon treats ... so fresh and tangy mmmm delicious !


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