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Pink Lemonade Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake. This cake is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. With its beautiful pink hue and refreshing lemon flavor, it’s the perfect dessert to brighten up any occasion. Imagine the tangy sweetness of lemonade transformed into a fluffy, moist cake – it’s a slice of summer you can enjoy all year round.

I remember the first time I baked this Pink Lemonade Cake for a family gathering. The kitchen was filled with the fresh scent of lemons, and the vibrant color of the batter made me smile. As we all sat down to enjoy the cake, the reactions were unanimous – everyone loved it! My little ones were especially fascinated by the pink color, and my husband couldn’t get enough of its refreshing taste. It’s now a family favorite and a go-to recipe for any special occasion.

What makes this cake truly special is its unique combination of flavors and colors. The tartness of the lemon balances perfectly with the sweetness of the cake, creating a harmonious blend that’s both refreshing and indulgent. Plus, the pink lemonade frosting adds a whimsical touch that makes this cake stand out. It’s not just a dessert; it’s a celebration in itself.

Recipe Summary

Experience the refreshing and tangy flavors of this Pink Lemonade Cake. With its moist layers and vibrant pink lemonade frosting, this cake is perfect for any occasion that needs a splash of sunshine.

Exciting Story

Last summer, I decided to throw a garden party for my friends and family. I wanted a dessert that would capture the essence of summer, and that’s when I thought of making this Pink Lemonade Cake. As I was setting up the party, the cake became the centerpiece of the table. Its bright pink layers and citrusy aroma were irresistible. When I finally served it, the oohs and aahs were endless. It was such a hit that even my friends asked for the recipe. Now, every time I bake this cake, it brings back memories of that wonderful day filled with laughter, sunshine, and delightful flavors.

Why This Pink Lemonade Cake?

Selling Points:

  • Vibrant and Fun: The beautiful pink color makes this cake a standout at any gathering.
  • Refreshing Flavor: The tangy lemon flavor is perfect for a light and refreshing dessert.
  • Family Favorite: Loved by kids and adults alike, making it a hit at family gatherings.
  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and straightforward steps make this cake accessible for all bakers.

Ingredients:

Cake:

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1 cup butter, softened
1.5 cups sugar
6 egg whites
1.5 cups whole milk
Zest of 2 lemons
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (approx. 1.5 lemons)
3.5 cups cake flour
3.5 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
Pink gel food coloring

Lemon Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup butter, softened
4-5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1-2 tbsp whole milk or cream
Dash of salt
Yellow gel food coloring

Directions:

1️⃣ Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Butter baking pans and line with parchment paper.
2️⃣ Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
3️⃣ In another bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
4️⃣ Separate egg whites and add to butter mixture along with milk. Beat to combine.
5️⃣ Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and dry ingredients (in thirds) to the butter mixture, mixing until incorporated.
6️⃣ Add pink gel food coloring and mix until desired color is achieved.
7️⃣ Divide batter evenly into three baking pans and bake for 30-35 minutes.
8️⃣ Cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For frosting:
1️⃣ Beat softened butter until creamy. Add powdered sugar, lemon juice, zest, milk, and yellow food coloring. Beat until fluffy.
2️⃣ Trim cake tops and assemble by layering and frosting each layer upside down. Frost top and sides.

Tips:
Add more food coloring than you think you need; it lightens when cooked.
Use parchment paper to line baking pans to prevent sticking.
Key Takeaway: This Pink Lemonade Cake combines a refreshing lemon flavor with a beautiful pink color, making it an ideal dessert for summer gatherings

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