Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Congrats to my nephew.. He graduated High School this past week!! Gosh.. I can't believe how fast he's grown up! When I first met him he was riding around on a tricycle in his underwear all over his kitchen! I grabbed this photo off of snapfish from my in-loves book so sorry that it's so small.

(well some how blogger just ate this picture and now it won't let me load it again.. UGH!!)

Remember the apron I got and the book I presented with it in my blog entry.. well I decided to make one of the bundt cakes. My kids bought me a bunt pan for Christmas about 3 years ago and I'm sad to say I had never used it. Yesterday I grabbed it.. dusted it off and decided to bake this..

This is a Lemonade Cake
I liked it. The first bite really HITS you with it's sweet and tartness but it does kind of leave you wanting a second piece!!

***"I believe that as long as I keep baking, my grandmother hasn't really gone. I believe baking is he best way for me to express love for my people in the present and honor the people of my past, all in one batch." -- Emily Smith, National Public Radio, November 20,2006 ***

I can't believe how YELLOW the cake came out! WOW! the color was amazing!

Lemonade Cake
Serves 10-12

1 small box lemon-flavored gelatin
3/4 cup hot water
1 box (18-ounce) lemon cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 12-cup bundt pan using butter and flour or baker's Joy and set aside.

combine gelatin mix with water and set aside.

Thoroughly combine cake mix, eggs, and oil. Add the gelatin mixture and beat for 3 minutes.

Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the cake clean.
Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes in the pan.

Combine the lemonade concentrate with the sugar. After the cake has cooled 15 minutes, gently loosen it from the sides of the pan. Pour 2.8 of the lemonade mixture over the cake in the pan, allowing it to run down the sides. Wait 10 minutes and invert the cake onto a serving p latter. Pour the remaining lemonade mixture over the top of the cake.

I'm finishing up the Joyce Meyer book.. let's just say... my opinion changed fast while I was reading it... there are a few parts that really tear your heart out.. it's a GREAT story.. GREAT!!


Tam said...

OK so you should think about a Bundt cake Mail Order business because OOO yeah I would so buy one of these! O well I will just have to acutally get dressed and go tot he publix to buy the stuff I need to bake it and.....well when I get to the publix I will decide that I will buy a already MADE 25.00 cake from the bakery....so see really start thinking about a Mail Order Cake business!!!!! HEHEHE

OOO I am being so Funny on this Bright 81 degree at 10 am ON Tues Morning in GA!!!!!!

Have a GREAT DAY!!!!

Tanya said...

Your cake looks wonderful! Yum! Congrats to your nephew!

cajunquilter said...

the cake looks great! and i think i have that same bundt pan lol.

Mere said...

I printed out this recipe for my recipe book! It looks delish! I am making an angel food cake today....on the one day I actually get to sit at home! Thanks for sharing!

Love, Mere

Tanja said...

I printed out the recipe, too. Sounds too good to pass up... like the book The Penny. Also on my list of books to read. Now... how can you now love ice cream?! My oldest doesn't care much for ice cream and I always wonder how that can be, being my child. I'd pass up steak for ice cream most days. But I only allow myself to buy it a very few days of the year... cuz I go nuts!

Krystyn said...

That cake looks fabulous! I still have yet to get a Bundt cake pan. Maybe my daughter will buy me one in a couple years!

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Donna said...

That cake is beautiful! Looks yummy too, I may have to try!

Susanne said...

My mouth is just watering looking at that cake! I'm definitely going to try this out. A bundt cake I can do! :v)

Kaye said...

I've printed out the recipe. Now I just need to buy myself a Bundt pan!

Rosetta said...

I love your blog. I'm going to be back to read it all when possible. I'm on FOAB and saw the link to it.


Rosetta said...

I love your blog!!! I'm on FOAB and saw the link. I'll be back to read it all when I get the chance.

Rosetta said...

I love your blog! Saw the link on FOAB

Rosetta said...

Sorry about the duplicate comments. My computer was weirding out on me or something and I thought it wasn't going through.

Crossroads Cottage said...

This recipe looks so yummy and summery. I'm definetly adding it to my saved recipe file. :-)

Kerry McKibbins said...

That cake looks beautiful!!
Sadly, I too have a neglected bundt pan. I may have to try this recipe. Thanks!

Cara said...

Oh YUM!! Let me know when you are making it again and I'll be right over! LOL!!!
I'm almost back to bloggin'.. it's been a crappy month.. or even longer.. more to come!
Cara @ deepfriedapplepies

Cris said...

OH MY that cake looks YUMMY! And Congrats to your nephew! It's amazing how fast time flies. Believe me I know. My youngest sister-in-law is dating a boy that I used to babysit when I was a senior in high school. YIKES!

I have read a few Joyce Meyer books. The last one I read was "The Confident Woman." Very good book.

Jodi said...

I am going to attempt to make the lemonade cake tomorrow for a bbq we are going to...I can't wait. It looks so yummy! I had never heard of this cake until I saw it here.

You have a great blog!