Looking for a dessert that packs a punch in the taste department? Give home cook Jan Knowles’s Luscious Lemonade Cake a try. Combining the freshness of lemonade with the sweetness of homemade cake, this recipe is the perfect addition to your Labor Day barbecue. Get ready to make some great summertime memories!
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Jan Knowles, Sandy, UT (pop. 87,461)
1 box moist lemon cake mix
1 small vanilla yogurt (individual size)
2 tbsp real lemon juice, not concentrated
1 lb powdered sugar, plus 2 cups
1/2 stick real butter, either salted or unsalted
1/4 c softened cream cheese
1/4 c milk (approx.)
1 1/4 tbsp real lemon juice
Food coloring, if desired
Follow cake mix directions and add 1 small container of vanilla yogurt. Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice.
Pour cake mix into 2 round cake pans, and follow directions on the box. You may also use 9×13 pan (adjust time according to box directions).
Cool cake completely. For round cake, “dust” off any loose crumbs.
Make frosting by creaming together butter and cream cheese. Add about 2 cups of powdered sugar at a time, alternating with a small amount of milk.
When frosting is stiff, add the lemon juice. If desired, add food coloring to make a color. (I take small cups and put the plain color frosting in, then add a bit of food coloring to each cup to make decorating colors.)
Decorate as desired.