RECIPE: Delicious fizzy Lemonade Layer Cake

This amazing Lemonade Layer Cake recipe - found on Pinterest - is definitely one to try with the kids this half-term!

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Cake ingredients

  • 1 1/3 c granulated sugar

  • 6 tbsp butter, softened

  • 1 tbsp grated lemon rind

  • 3 tbsp lemonade concentrate

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 1/4 c fat-free buttermilk

  • Cooking spray

Icing ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter, softened

  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind

  • 2 tsp lemonade concentrate

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 8 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese

  • 3 1/2 c powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. To prepare cake, place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes).

  3. Add eggs and egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.

  5. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; stir well with a whisk.

  6. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition.

  7. Pour batter into 2 (9-inch) round cake pans coated with cooking spray; sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles.

  8. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans.

  9. Cool completely on wire rack.

  10. To prepare icing, place 2 tablespoons butter and the next 4 ingredients (2 tablespoons butter through cream cheese) in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until fluffy.

  11. Add powdered sugar, and beat at low speed just until blended (do not overbeat). Chill 1 hour. Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting.

  12. Top with remaining cake layer.

  13. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

  14. EAT!

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