Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 21: 31 Days of Pinterest: Pink Lemonade Cake

Well... I always wonder what, if anything, I'll forget when I go on vacation.  This time it was the bundt pan I was needing to use for this Pinterest recipe.  So... I punted... and tweaked a bit... and it was still great, just not as picturesque. :)

Pink Lemonade Cake

one lemon cake mix
one package lemon pudding mix
4 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup pink lemonade concentrate
pink or red food color (not sure how they got theirs so pink in their picture, the lemon pudding and cake are very yellow, so even when I added red color, it was very orangish)

1 cup pink lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup white sugar

Frosting (my add in)
1 container cool whip
3 Tbs pink lemonade concentrate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Since I didn't have a bundt pan, I instead made two square cakes.
Grease one bundt pan (or two squares!).

In large bowl, mix cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, milk, 1/2 cup lemonade concentrate until smooth and pour into pan/s.  Bake for 50 minutes- 1 hour for bundt pan or 40-50 minutes for squares.

Remove from oven and make holes all over with a fork.  Pour glaze on top.  Take out when almost cool.

While waiting, mix one container cool whip with 3 Tbs pink lemonade concentrate with a whisk.

Place cake/s on serving plate and allow to cool.  Frost with frosting.  (Next time I think I would put frosting in between cakes also.)

Serve and enjoy!  A great summer cake!  Very rich so be sure to cut small pieces! :)

Original recipe HERE.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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