Sunday, June 10, 2012

When life gives you lemons...... 

Well, they say...
 when life 
gives you lemons
make lemonade.

But let me tell you ...
what they 
should have said
was make


Lemonade Cake

If you are on
at all
you have probably seen
the photos taken
of this lemonade cake
pinned over and over
and over again.

It sounded good to me too
so I pinned it
months ago but remembered
to try it this weekend
when the temps got very
warm here.


It's not chocolate,
but it is the BEST
non-chocolate cake
I have ever eaten!

Eight rave reviews 
and almost gone
less than 24 hours later.
That's unusual here!

 Tart and moist yet fluffy cake with a lemony cream cheese frosting.
Perfect for a summer day.

Saved one last piece
to photograph to tell
you to be sure and copy
this recipe and make
it someday soon.*

You will not be disappointed!


Recipe Here!

* Note:
I am not a baker.
I made this in two 9" cake
layer pans and followed the
instructions. I grated four
whole lemons with my zester tool
and used all of it in the icing and
the cake mixture so it had that tart
extra fresh lemony goodness. Oh, and one 
other thing, I did get a standing
 mixer this year and maybe 
that's why it turned out
so well?  I'm just saying,
if I can make it, anyone can!!!


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Sounds refreshing...Love anything with lemon....The icing looks yummy too!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sure looks and sounds good. No sweets for me for a while. So much weight to get off.

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOOVE lemon desserts. This should be a keeper. XO, Pinky

The Old Farm Bell said...

Hi! Alison,

I must say that cake looks oh!soooo yummy & amazingly delicious. Going to give this recipe a try ;o)A fresh mint julep tea with this cake would be "parfait".

Just love your photos. Beautiful!

Thanks! for sharing.

Have a wonderful week!

Blessings & Hugs,

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks so good! Hey shoot me an e-mail when you get a chance, I can't seem to find your address.

Girls Bedroom said...

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Our French Inspired Home said...

Lemon is great for anything! I will give this one a try as I have never heard of it before. Thanks!

laxsupermom said...

Sounds delicious! I love lemony desserts, and this looks like the perfect recipe to use my new microplane. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

That just looks amazing!!!.. thanks for sharing...

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

This definitely looks worth a try. Lemon is great for summer.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Well if it is the best non chocolate cake, then it is probably worth a try!!!

Mrs. Sutton said...

Oooohh - that looks AND sounds delicious - will definitely give it a try!
Paula x

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That sounds wonderful! And a lemon cake is so perfect for summer!

michele said...

i am not a lemon dessert fan, but your pics have delicious written all over them!

happy new week.


NanaDiana said...

I am going to make this for my kids. They will ALL love it- as everyone LOVES lemon flavored anything. Thanks- I popped over and saved the recipe. xo Diana

Anonymous said...

I HAVE to try this recipe. I absolutely have to. It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.