Friday, November 16, 2012

Strawberry Lemonade Cake

This cake has the most awesome lemonade frosting.  It's super tart but still sweet.  The lemonade frosting paired perfectly with the strawberry cake. 
Plus, it's pink.  Everything is good when you have a pretty pink cake. 

 Clearly by the emptyed plate, my guests agreed.  It didn't take long for this to disappear.

Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

Recipe from Veronica's Cornucopia

1 (18.25 oz) box strawberry cake mix (plus oil, water and eggs as directed on box)
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 (0.23 oz) packet of Kool-Aid lemonade
Yellow food coloring gel (as desired for color)
1 (7 oz) container marshmallow creme or fluff
1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Fresh strawberries to garnish

Make cake according to box instructions and bake in 2- 8 inch round cake pans as directed. Turn finished cakes out onto cake racks and allow to cool completely.
Once cake is cool, cream together cream cheese, lemonade and yellow food coloring until smooth. Mix in marshmallow creme and then mix in whipped topping until completely smooth. Level the cakes, and place one layer on a platter, cut side up. Spread about a third of the frosting over the top, then place the second cake layer cut side down on top. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides. Slice strawberries and place on the top and sides of the cake for decoration. Refrigerate until ready to serve and serve cold, straight from the fridge.


  1. Wait. I've got to get my fork and plate! This looks so good.

  2. :) Did you use the whole packet of lemonade mix? Everyone liked it like I made it but I would only use half next time.

  3. I love your pretty red strawberries on top, you made such a pretty cake!

  4. Veronica has the best ideas! I love how the frosting is sweet/tart - frosting is usually way over the top too sweet for me.

    Hope you are having a great weekend Debbi!

  5. This is so pretty! What a fun picnic cake!

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving there!

  6. Debbi this cake look amazing, love it!