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Pink Lemonade Cake
Makes 1 (9-inch) Three-Layer Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ½ cup pink lemonade drink mix (Country Time)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and lemonade drink mix at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon extract.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly among pans.
  6. Bake for 24 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.

Lemonade Buttercream
Makes about 4 ½ cups

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 Tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, lemonade concentrate, and lemon zest at medium speed with an electric mixer until combined.
  2. Gradually add confectioners' sugar beating until smooth.
  3. Garnish cake with lemons or lemon drops