May 9, 2012

Easy Lemonade Cake

1 (3 oz) pkg. lemon Jello
3/4 cup boiling water
1 box yellow or lemon cake mix
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 frozen lemonade concentrate
powdered sugar**

Mix boiling water and jello until dissolved. Set aside.
In mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, and oil.  Gradually add in jello mixture.

Grease and flour* bunt pan.  Bake at 350 for 55 minutes.
While cake is still hot, combine powdered sugar** and thawed lemonade concentrate with a whisk.  Poke holes into top of cake and pour half of the lemonade mixture over cake.
Let cool.
Remove cake from pan and serve with 1 tsp. of remaining icing drizzled over each slice.

*I use 1 Tbs of the dry cake mix so there are no ugly white flour  chunks stuck to the bottom of my cake.
**The more powdered sugar you use, the less tart the icing will be.  I used about 3Tbs of powdered sugar and it was very tart (but that's how we like it).

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Bugs and Sunshine said...

that sounds and looks amazing. on the frozen concentrate, is it the smallest can you can buy?

Richella said...

Yum, yum, YUM! Jack would love this--lemon desserts are some of his favorite. He especially loves lemon glaze--I think I'm going to try this for him! I LOVE a recipe that uses a cake mix as a starting point. This one looks like it has a really yummy "crust" (is that what you call the browned outer layer?).

Question: do you use a 6 oz. frozen lemonade or a 12 oz. can for the glaze? Sometimes when a recipe calls for 6 oz. I just buy the larger one and measure out 6 fluid ounces--then mix the rest up into lemonade. I love lemonade made from concentrate! :)

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