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cake # 29

Cake #29 is a lovely Lemonade Cake with Fluffy Lemon Frosting.

My hubs bought me this delightful magazine by America’s Test Kitchen called, “Great American Cakes.”  He also got me a new bundt pan!  Let me tell you,  I have love, love, loved looking thru it and figuring out which cake to make first in the new pan.

I decided on the Pink Lemonade Cake – which by the way, mine was not pink.  The recipe was a little more complex and a lot more high maintenance than I like to tackle.  But, this one was worth it.

Now, I have to be honest and tell you that I did not follow the recipe in total – and so, when it said to NOT prepare the pan with butter and flour, I did not believe it – and I did it anyway.  Unfortunately, that resulted in the cake not coming out of the new pan very well.  However, fluffy lemon frosting to the rescue, right?

We have a friend coming over tonight, so, we will share the cake with him.

As I said, the recipe is super long, so – I will share the ingredients here, but – you can look the instructions up on ATK, if you want the full recipe!


5 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 teaspoons grated lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons juice
1 recipe of fluffy lemon cream cheese frosting

8 tbsp butter
8 oz cream cheese
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



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