Looking for a delicious summery treat to make for your next dessert? The whole family is sure to love this Lemonade Poke Cake Recipe
Lemonade Poke Cake Recipe
Summer is almost over. But before it has ended, I wanted to make a refreshing, summery treat to share with my family. We are always getting together for BBQs and picnics. There’s always the traditional picnic foods like Old Fashioned Potato Salad, 7 Layer Taco Dip, Baked Beans. It might be nice to try something a little different this time. What better treat to bring than this refreshing and easy Lemonade Poke Cake?
I was not sure how this cake would turn out, but ask my family, and they will tell you how refreshing, moist, and delicious it is. Perfect for a summertime treat!
This recipe is super easy. You can always use a boxed cake mix if you are in a bind or you can make your own homemade version of yellow cake for the recipe. This Lemonade Poke Cake recipe would be a great reason to make your own homemade yellow cake mix and keep it on hand in the pantry! If you don’t have a version of Homemade Yellow Cake Mix that you love, be sure and check out Merissa’s book, Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self Sufficient Life for an excellent recipe that your family will love!
Lemonade Poke Cake Recipe
- 8x8 or 9x9 Yellow Cake pre-baked
- 6 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate thawed(or homemade)
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- white or lemon frosting optional
- natural sprinkles or colored sugar to decorate optional
Prepare & bake the cake .
Let it cool for about 15 minutes.
Mix the lemonade concentrate with the powdered sugar.
With a long pronged fork, poke holes in the warm cake, spacing about 1/2 inch apart. Loosen the cake from the sides of the pan by running a knife around the edge.
Pour lemonade mixture over the cake evenly.
Refrigerate (covered) for about 2 hours.
Decorate with frosting & sprinkles as desired. (optional)
Keep stored in the refrigerator until serving.
Lemonade Cake Decorations and Toppings
If you need an additional frosting on this recipe our recipe for The Best Cream Cheese Frosting would work great here! Otherwise, a traditional Buttercream Frosting will do just perfectly. Use this recipe but don’t add the strawberries.
You also might want to use natural sprinkles or colored sugar to decorate just for fun!
This Lemonade Cake recipe will be a great summertime staple to share at potlucks and parties since it’s such a nice refreshing cake with good lemon flavor.
Looking for more special spring or summertime desserts? Here are some others to try!
- Peanut Butter Fruit Dip
- Yellow Squash Chocolate Doughnuts
- Banana Cream Pie
- How to Make Butterscotch Sauce
- Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe
- Simple Peach Cobbler Recipe
Do you have your own version of this Lemonade Cake Recipe? Do you think you will try this one? What is your favorite dessert to take to a potluck?
This recipe for Lemonade Poke Cake was originally posted on Little House Living in August 2013. It has been updated as of May 2020.