The Cake Slice: Strawberry Lemonade Cake


Doesn’t a pink cake just scream “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!”….???

Well, maybe not. But, this cake is special. For the June cake selection, as part of the Cake Slice Bakers, I carefully selected this lovely pink cake for my husband. You see, he loves strawberries. Every year for either his birthday or father’s day, I try to make him something with strawberries in it. Strawberry pie. Strawberry shortcake. Strawberry ice cream. Etc., etc.

With my monthly cake baking deadline the same weekend as father’s day, I decided on the Pink Lemonade Cake recipe from Southern Living’s The Southern Cake Book. I did, however, make one substitution by substituting the pink lemonade mix with fresh, crushed strawberries…thus, Strawberry Lemonade Cake.


The cake came together in a flash. It was quite dense, though. I believe that’s on account of the directions that said to mix the flour with the remaining ingredients without first whipping the butter. Regardless, it was a fairly tasty cake. I’m not sure that I’d make it again, but it was a great, suitable cake for the occasion.


Check out what the other ladies in my club chose to bake this month:

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5 thoughts on “The Cake Slice: Strawberry Lemonade Cake

  1. Emily June 20, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Lovely twist, and happy belated birthday to your darling hubby!

  2. theninjabaker June 21, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Aha! Thank you for explaining the reason for the dense cake, Amy. Adding fresh strawberries was a brilliant move…Undoubtedly your husband will have one very happy, happy Father’s Day =)

  3. Baking In Pyjamas June 21, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Love your substitution of strawberries, I can imagine it tastes so fresh and summery. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

  4. Anabel June 21, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Amy did you add crushed strawberries to the batter? The mixing method called in this recipe is suppose to create a perfect crumb. It’s result is a moist delicate cake. The ratios have to be exact though or it won’t work. It could have been the crushed strawberries in the batter that resulted the cake to be dense. If you ever have time again give this recipe another shot, the mixing method gives a excellent result!

  5. Elle June 21, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    He’s a lucky man to get not only lemonade but strawberries in his cake. Looks beautiful and the perfect slice for a celebration.

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