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Pink Lemonade Cake | Grandbaby Cakes

Pink Lemonade Cake

Bursting with lemon flavor, this Pink Lemonade Cake takes your favorite Summer drink from the glass to a plate! Each bite is the perfect combination of sweet, citrusy goodness!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake recipes, easy recipes, holiday recipes, spring recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 324kcal


For the Cake:

  • 2 ½ cups cake flour sifted
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter slightly chilled and cut into slices
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate thawed
  • ½ cup milk room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • ¼ cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed 4 tablespoons
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Optional: pink food coloring, straws, and lemon slices


For the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan then set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, add flour, sugar, salt and baking powder and mix on low speed to combine.
  • Next slowly add in butter slices and allow to mix until flour resembles coarse crumbs.
  • While butter mixes, in a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, pink lemonade, milk, lemon extract and vanilla extract and set aside.
  • With mixer still on low speed, add egg mixture in three batches allowing liquid to combine into dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
  • If desired, stir in a few drops of pink or red food coloring to create a fun pink color. Spread batter into prepared pan evenly.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cake toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean with a few crumbs. Cool in pan on a wire rack until room temperature. While cooling, prepare the frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • In your stand mixer, add butter and salt at medium low speed.
  • Next turn the mixer down to low and slowly add confectioner’s sugar in small portions until all is added then turn the speed to medium high to combine.
  • Add lemonade and lemon extract and mix until nice and fluffy. Add in food coloring at this point if desired.



Feel free to play around with flavors by using different lemonade concentrates in this recipe!


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.3mg