Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A sweet opportunity!!!

After careful consideration...Simon and I decided to share our Pink Lemonade Cake recipe to enter the Redpath Sugar Contest to see Cake Boss in Toronto! Yep, so you all better follow this link and 'like' and leave a comment on my post on Facebook here you can also find the post on my personal profile!!!Not only did Simon organize our containers, he also suggested a little extra lemon flavour in the form of dumping a lemon segment and some extra concentrate to the batter! I managed to scoop it out before anything was mixed in though!
Here are some cupcakes...
And a cake...
I like to add a little pink colouring to the batter for a nice contrast!
Here is the recipe...wait, did you vote yet??? I need you all to vote! Please!!!

Pink Lemonade Cake

2.5 cups cake flour

2 tsps baking powder

¼ tsp salt

½ cup plus 2 tbsp butter

1 1/3 cups Redpath Granulated Sugar

3 tbsps frozen Pink Lemonade

1 tbsp lemon zest

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 large eggs

1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 2 8” round pans and line bottoms with parchment paper.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat butter in mixer until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, scraping as needed. Add concentrate, zest and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time. Beat until smooth.

On low alternate adding dry ingredients and milk (start and finish with dry ingredients).

Bake cakes about 25mins, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool.

Pink Lemonade Frosting

500g Redpath Icing Sugar

2 cups shortening (can mix ½ butter, ½ shortening if you like)

¼ cup Pink Lemonade Concentrate

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp meringue powder

Water as needed

Whip shortening (and butter, if using). Slowly begin adding icing sugar. Alternate between icing sugar and concentrate to keep frosting light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add water if needed for spreading consistency.

Frost cooled cake and enjoy!


PS Please help me win a day out in the city with THE Cake Boss!!!


Anonymous said...

Where do those great cupcake containers come from?? Very cute!!

Kim D. :)

Heather said...

The flower ones are Wiltons, I got them at Michaels and the Cone was were a Home Sense or Winners find! The kids love them!