Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!!

Happy Mothers Day to all the mom's out there.  Today I baked up a special treat for my mother and grandmother.  It is the cake featured in Better Homes and Gardens May 2012 issue. 

Pink Lemonade Cake

This recipe was a fun to put together.  Rather than being able to just add ingredients to the mixture right away there were several steps where you mixed like ingredients together and then alternated adding the mixtures.  The only trouble I had was getting the batter pink enough.  I did not add enough food coloring to the first half to get a pretty pink after baking.  The batter tastes delicious.  Cooking time should have been 35 min but it took 45 min.

The recipe calls for a Lemonade Buttercream frosting made from 2 cups of butter and 2 16 oz jars of marshmallow creme which I did not have in the house.  So instead I went online and found a Lemon Butter Frosting from the Better Homes and Gardens website. 


Lemon Butter Frosting

This is a simple to put together recipe for frosting that complements the cake.  It uses the same ingredients as the cake so everything should be on hand and it leaves enough lemonade concentrate to mix up and drink. 



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    1. Next time you visit we will have to make one Mandy!

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    2. oh yes that will be fun!

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  2. What a fun idea! Love the pink and white layers. I also really like the look of the square cake, you don't often see that.

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    1. It felt like a square cake day!

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  3. The cake looks so delicious with the layers... and your dog is so funny! :D

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    1. Thanks! I don't often make layered cakes but the cake was so moist it really stuck together when I split the layers. :)

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  4. That really looks good Kade, I am not sucha fan of cakes but they have been sounding good lately. And the dog picture was the perfect touch!

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