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Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake
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Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake

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Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake is an easy summer dessert that starts with a boxed cake mix.  Mix in some Jello for flavor and color and you have a sweet and tangy dessert that’s a unique potluck or picnic idea or just an easy summer dessert to eat at home!

So it’s been a hot minute since my last post.  While we were moving, I tried to keep up on working full-time, organizing a new house and keeping up my blogging schedule along with caring for little kids and let me just say I learned a few things about what “sustainable pace” means — or doesn’t mean for that matter.  So I love this blog and appreciate all of you so much and I’m going to post as much as I can while still having fun with it!  I appreciate you following along!

The Perfect Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake Recipe Quest

So this recipe is a labor of love — like most of my recipes that were a labor of love, it was really motivated by imagining how delicious this could be and wanting the chance to taste that vision.   My mom mentioned in passing that years ago she had had a Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake at a church bake sale and she hadn’t seen anything like it before or since.  And it was like record scratch — yes, obviously pink lemonade and angel food cake should always go together and we’ve all been missing out all of those years.  

I am what they call an “Elder Milennial” ~ I definitely remember a time before computers (umm like any time you had a question pre-Internet and your dad would direct you to the Encyclopedia Brittanicas in the basement to find the answer).  I nnow feel like having to look up info in the encyclopedia vs. Googling it is my generation’s version of walking uphill to school both ways :).  But the internet swooped in and saved all of us information junkies, so I feel really unsettled when the internet fails me.  I googled for this recipe.  I Pinterested my heart out.  I found some recipes that were kinda it, but like a ton of work for very little pink lemonade flavor.   If the output doesn’t match the effort level, it’s a hard pass from me.  So it finally struck me — my signature move is adding jello to things to make them delicious and improved like the One-Bowl Watermelon Sheet Cake and Easy Grinch Cupcakes.  Why deny your signature move?  And that was absolutely the fix here!  A box of angel food cake mix, two half boxes of jello and I got a perfectly pink, tangy and sweet summer cake that I could not stop eating!

Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake How-To


Grab your box of angel food cake mix – I used the Betty Crocker kind.  Now you can absolutely make a homemade angel food cake ~ I have once in my life and my biggest problem with it is what do you do with 12 leftover egg yolks?!  If you know the secret on that one, please tell me in the comments.

Prepare the mix per the package directions, adding in half a box of strawberry jello and half a box of lemon jello.  Also, when the directions say “don’t grease your angel food cake pan” don’t think “Huh, wonder if they’re serious.  Let’s find out”  They are serious and unless you want to eat an angel food cake that is the size and consistency of a spare tire for a wagon, you don’t grease.  

Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake

Mix It Up and Bake!

Now sometimes my hoarder ways make life harder (i.e. trying to move house when you own alllllll the things) but other times it pays off like how my angel food cake pan is my grandma’s from the 40’s and I love. 

Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake

Bake it according to the package directions and let it cool as directed.   Loosen the edges before giving it that final flip.  

Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake

Time to serve it!

Now you can absolutely serve it as is, but I for one have never had a cake that I thought couldn’t benefit from a little icing.  So go for it no icing or …

Pink Lemonade Angel Food CakeOr mix up a little water/powdered sugar glaze and go to town.  I’m assuming this would last a week, but as I grabbed a hunk of it every time I walked by until it was gone, I really wouldn’t know for sure.  If you are able to resist the pull of the Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake, I’ll also take advice on that in the comments :).

Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake

Any other varieties of Angel Food Cake you’d like to see in the future?  Tell me in the comments!

Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake
Yields 12
A sweet and tangy take on traditional Angel Food Cake that starts with a boxed mix and mixes in Jello for that perfect pink color!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 16oz. box Angel Food Cake mix, prepared to directions (I used Betty Crocker)
  2. 1/2 of a 3 oz box of strawberry Jello
  3. 1/2 of a 3 oz box of lemon Jello
  4. Glaze (optional)
Mix until smooth
  1. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 T water
Instructions
  1. Make the cake mix per package directions
  2. Mix in the 1/2 box each of strawberry and lemon Jello
  3. Bake and cool to package directions
  4. Top with glaze if desired
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8 Comment

  1. Hi this looks great. I used the egg yolks to make lemon curd, or any kind if curd you like. You can then serve it with the cake or make lemon curd icecream🤗

  2. Hello! I made this (and it tasted fantastic) but I was confused on the cooling. Did you leave yours in the pan as is (and run the knife around and pop out) or did you cool upside down as with regular angel food cakes? I tried to cool mine upside down and it immediately fell out of the pan (no greasing) and then sort of sank into more of a bundt-ish cake. So…tips? Thank you! I am ready to make another one but first want your input!

    1. I’m so glad the taste was good, but I’m sorry it didn’t turn out exactly! I cooled mine upside down — the first time that I greased it, it did fall out into the bundt cake shape, but when I don’t grease it, it stays in shape. I did find that this last time I made it, it needed almost 10 extra minutes — possibly it’s been so humid that that played a part in it. So I think my best tip is to make sure the top is starting to brown and crack before you take it out. I hope that helps and I’m happy to trouble shoot more!

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