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The Deen Brother's Pink Lemonade Layer Cake

Serve Up a Big Slice of Southern Comfort

GMA Recipes Dessert
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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

To kick off the summer grilling season, Jamie and Bobby Deen, Paula Deen's sons, joined "Good Morning America" for a Southern-style BBQ. Check out the Deen brothers' recipe for Pink Lemonade Cake, from their book "Y'All Come Eat."

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • Butter for coating pan
  • 1 box white cake mix (18.25-ounce)
  • 3 tablespoons pink lemonade drink powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Frosting:
  • 1 pound confectioners' (powder) sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 3 tablespoons frozen pink lemonade concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans and line the bottom with parchment or waxed paper; set aside.

    For the cake, in a large bowl, stir together the cake mix and lemonade powder. Prepare the cake batter according to the package directions, using the eggs and the oil. Stir the lemon zest into the batter. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centers of the cakes comes out clean. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minuets. Carefully turn cakes out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    For the frosting, beat together the confectioners' sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in the remaining ingredients until combined.

    Transfer one cake to a cake stand or large platter. Using an offset spatula spread the top of the cake with a layer of frosting. Place the second cake on top of the first. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of both layers.

    Makes 10 - 12 servings.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: pink lemonade drink powder, white cake mix, eggs, powdered sugar,

    Course: Dessert


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