Recipe by Patty Silva
"Lemony, lemony, lemonade cake!"
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1 (3 ounce) package
lemon flavored Jell-O®
1 (18.25 ounce) package
lemon cake mix
1 (6 ounce) can
frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
It's a cake mix recipe people!!...Cake mix!! IF this was a home-made cake that came out TASTING like it was boxed...I would understand the comments but it is what it is...a boxed cake recipe! Now, my cake stuck as well and I would probably suggest next time (since I am not the only victim) that after 5 minutes--remove cake from pan, place back into the pan, poke & THEN add glaze. Let cake cool. Cake should be fine after that. Stuck or not, I will DEFINITELY make this again! This is a nice, lemony, moist cake which is exactly what I want in my Lemon Cakes. I added fresh lemon zest to my batter. Please--Don't be put off by these comments about 'boxed taste'. Just be sure to use Brand Name products for best results. For baking, that should be a habit anyway. Personally, I love & commend fellow bakers who create "Doctored' Cake mix recipes. They're quick sweet treats for picnics, potlucks or when you want to take THAT recipe a bit further with your own imagination. I wish we would judge from that perspective. For the 2/3/2007 review...It takes a lot of 'chutzpah' to rate someone's recipe lower because you (and you ADMIT it) "were GOING to pass it off as home-made but the taste of the mix and the pudding came through. Hence the 4 stars." (unquote) WOW! Let me say that again...WOW! Translation: "I give it low marks because I CAN'T lie that I made it home-made". Trust me people...all will be impressed you made a cake mix cake--taste this good. WOW--(again).
This recipe is sweet. I mean, really, really sweet. Almost too sweet. And I'm the girl who eats brown sugar out of the box with a spoon, so when I think something's too sweet, that's saying something. The cake was definitely well-received - I served it with fresh strawberries, like another reviewer on this site - but I think we all felt a little dirty afterward, like we'd just eaten a meal composed entirely of Nerds dipped in pre-sweetened Kool-Aid and wrapped in Laffy Taffy. I think that the glaze was really what sent it over-the-top. Concentrated lemonade is already pretty sweet, so adding sugar really ups the cavity-factor. If I make it again - which I very well might, since I love lemon anything - I might try making a glaze from lemon juice and sugar, or just using the lemonade without extra sugar. Still, not a bad recipe. (By the way, one of the earlier reviewers was right when they said that they could taste the mix here; with all of the pre-prepared foods involved, you won't be able to pass this off as a scratch cake. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, just something you might want to keep in mind.)
If you like lemon meringue pie, you'll love this cake. I dropped the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup, as previous reviewers recommended, and heated the lemonade and sugar in the microwave for a minute to totally dissolve the sugar before pouring it on the cake. What a tangy, flavorful, simple cake! Thanks so much.
This cake is excellent to pull out of the frig on a hot day! I baked mine in 2 round cake pans. I placed one on a cake plate, poked the holes & poured topping, then placed the other on top and did the same. I combined the left over lemonade with powdered sugar and poured over the whole cake...wish I had poured some between the layers too. I decorated it with sliced lemons. The cake is extremely moist, beautiful, and everyone loved it. It is going in my list of favorites! Thank you!
I do a lot of baking, and this is my most requested cake. I've even had people pay me to bake them! So simple! Sometimes I add lemon zest to the cake batter if I want to be fancy.
Made this in a bundt pan. I think it could have baked for 50-55 minutes. It was very golden. Great lemony flavor! Used sugar-free Jello and 1/2 cup egg beaters and 2 eggs. Was trying to cut carbs, but did use regular sugar for the glaze because I wasn't sure how Splenda would work. Also, when spooning the glaze on, if you do it slowly it gives it a chance to soak in. Before serving, filled the center with whole strawberries.
H boy, oh boy is this ever great. Moist, sweet and lemony, at the same time. Everyone asks for the recipe!
I made this cake for a summertime baby shower, and it was a HUGE hit! I used Lemon icing, and it was to die for.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemonade Cake II
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 372
** Calories from Fat: 159
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