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Pink Lemonade Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake is made up of fun bright colored layers packed full of delicious lemon flavor. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 10 Slices
Calories: 1391kcal
Author: Wendy


  • 1 large piping bag with star tip
  • round cake board
  • 3 round cake pans


  • 2 boxes of white cake mix
  • 8 large Egg whites
  • 2 ½ C water
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zested
  • Yellow and Pink Gel food coloring

Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 C unsalted butter softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 1 lemon zested


  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray
  • Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth
  • Divide the cake batter into 2 bowls
  • Mix in 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring into one bowl and mix to get a pale yellow color
  • Mix in 2-3 drops of pink food coloring into the second bowl and mix to get a pale pink color
  • Drop scoops of the colored batters into the cake pans
  • Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the colors until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks
  • Scoop 1 C lemon frosting into the last piping bag with a star tip
  • Building the Cake directions :
  • Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer
  • Repeat step with other two layers
  • Scoop 1 C of lemon frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly
  • Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting
  • Place the last layer of cake on top
  • Use the remaining lemon frosting and frost entire cake
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top
  • Place lemon slices on top
  • Cut and enjoy!


Garnish with lemon slices on top of the cake. 


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 1391kcal | Carbohydrates: 157g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 114g | Vitamin A: 1812IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2mg