Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cherry Lemonade Cake

My MIL loves lemon cake so I thought I would try my hand at one. This cake tastes just like cherry lemonade, to me that is a good thing. This is a pretty simple cake to make so give it a try and give it to the lemon lover in your life. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


2 ¼ cups plus 3 T cake flour-sifted then measured
¾ t baking powder
¾ t baking soda
½ t salt
1 cup plus 2 T room temperature unsalted butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 t lemon flavoring
4 large egg yolks- at room temperature
1 large egg- at room temperature
¾ cup sour cream

Resift flour with salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Cream together butter, egg yolks, egg, sugar, sour cream, and lemon extract until light and fluffy. Now add flour mixture a cup at a time until all is mixed in. Bake in a 9x13 pan at 350’ for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Now make the “icing”. Mix 3 cups powder sugar, 1/4-cup fresh lemon juice, and 1/8-cup maraschino cherry juice. Once mixed, pour over warm cake and top with maraschino cherries that have been cut in half.