It’s Earth Day, y’all!
And food. Lot’s of food.
Isn’t that a good idea?
The only thing is, I am pretty sure that the people in my community think I’m a little weird(ish?). So…thankfully I have a fun and supportive group of blog friends who all pulled together for a virtual Earth Day picnic!
I was totally down for flying out to one of their houses until they reminded me that flying unneccessarily wasn’t very Earth friendly.
So yeah…don’t fly across the country for a picnic, okay?
Anyways, when I think warm weather and picnics, I think lemonade.
Okay, actually the first thing I think is OMG is it too hot for pants and will my thighs look fat in shorts?
But after that, I think lemonade.
So…I decided that lemonade cakes would be perfect for the picnic.
Do you concur?
**Adapted from Duncan Hines
1 box Duncan Hines White Cake mix
1 cup sour cream
3 oz cream cheese, softened
12 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 cup powdered sugar for glaze
Preheat oven to 350.
Butter and flour (or spray with Baker’s spray) mini cake pans, or one large Bundt pan.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cake mix, sour cream, cream cheese, eggs, and HALF of the lemonade concentrate. Mix on low speed for one minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl and increase speed to medium. Beat for 2 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and smooth the top with a spatula.
Bake a large cake for about 40-45 minutes or small cakes for about 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
Remove pans to cooling racks. Allow cakes to cool to just barely warm, remove from pans, and place warm cakes on racks. Prepare glaze by whisking 5 tablespoons of the leftover lemonade concentrate with 1 cup of powdered sugar. Drizzle over warm cakes.
**click HERE if you’re interested in purchasing mini pans like the ones I used–this recipe should make about 18 small cakes.
This cake is awesome–tart and sweet and perfect for a picnic. So bake one up and visit the Nature Conservancy’s website for information on throwing your own Picnic for the Planet.
I’d also LOVE for you to visit all the other bloggers who are participating in the virtual picnic.
Simple Bites | Pressed Sandwiches
My Baking Addiction | Mixed Berry Cheesecakes in a Jar
Bluebonnets & Brownies | Nanny’s Potato Salad
Gourmande in the Kitchen | Honey Ginger Lemonade
Dine & Dish | Sangria
Add A Pinch | Herbed Tortellini Salad
Bakers Royale | Fruit Recipe Roundup
Three Many Cooks | Black and White Caviar
Food for My Family | Homemade Potato Chips and Avocado Ranch Dip
Sugarcrafter |Apple Hand Pies
Tickled Red | Tangy Potato Salad
What’s Cooking with Kids | Kale Chips
TidyMom | Picnic Pies in a Jar
Happy Earth Day, guys! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!