Liven up Labor Day with this luscious lemonade cake


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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“This recipe has received many ‘yummms’ up!”

Jan Knowles, Sandy, UT (pop. 87,461)

Lemonade Cake


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.

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