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Today we thought we’d mix it up and throw out an awesome dessert recipe from a close friend’s family cookbook. This recipe for Lemonade Cheese Cake is a nice departure from the standard chocolate sheet cake, and we have nothing but good things to say about it!
What you need for the lemonade cheese cake filling:
- 1 package of pillsbury white cake mix
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 6 ounce can of frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 eggs
What you need for the topping:
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
How to prepare Lemonade Cheese Cake:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Using solid shortening or margarine (not oil) grease and flour a 12-cup fluted pan (non-stick finish)
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the filling
- Blend at low speed until moist
- Beat at high speed for 4 minutes
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when dipped into the filling
- Completely cool upright in pan for 45 minutes
- In a small bowl, mix sugar and four cream, spread on cake
- Refrigerate and serve when cold!
Cheesecake disappears so quickly in our family! I’ve made lemon cheesecake before, but never lemonade. How would pink lemonade work, other than giving the dessert a fun color?
Good Question! We’ve never tried to go the pink lemonade cheese cake route, but I would imagine that replacing the frozen lemonade concentrate with frozen pink lemonade concentrate would do the trick! Give it a try and let us know 🙂
I’ll bet a little extra red food coloring could help boost the pink color too. Or maybe a little grapefruit juice to add to the citrus flavor? Too many ideas!
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