Monday, July 02, 2007

When Life Gives You Lemons...

...make lemonade, or Absolut soda with a twist. :~) When life gives you a lemon cake mix, a can of frozen lemonade, and a container of lemon frosting, make Lemonade Cake. :~) Real lemons make fabulous lemonade, lemon curd, lemon pie, and are excellent floating with the ice cubes in an Absolut soda. But, sometimes, you just don't want to mess with the real deal. Lemonade Cake tastes like you made a fuss to prepare it, but is is so simple it won't sour your day to get it On YOUR Plate.

Lemonade Cake
1 lemon cake mix
1 ¼ cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 container ready-to-spread lemon frosting

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake cake mix, using water, oil and eggs as directed on package for 13x9x2-inch pan.
Cool 15 minutes.
Mix lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar.
Poke long-tined fork into top of warm cake every 1/2 inch, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking.
Drizzle lemonade mixture evenly over top of cake.
Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
Spread frosting over top of cake.
Store loosely covered in the refrigerator. (Serves 12)

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