Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake
Thank you Krusteaz for sponsoring this summer strawberry lemonade pound cake recipe!
One of summer’s classic flavors = strawberry lemonade. So far this summer, I’ve whipped up these strawberry lemonade cupcakes and made a batch of this strawberry lemonade refresher for several gatherings. I’m adding to the collection this strawberry lemonade pound cake while celebrating the start of another year of partnership with Krusteaz.
My husband introduced me to Krusteaz almost 8 years ago when we were dating. He LOVES their waffle mix and is the only one he would buy. Back in the dating days when breakfast in bed were still a thing (ahem, can you tell the honeymoon phase is already gone?), he would always make waffles topped with a strawberry cream. One of my favorites breakfast to date. Naturally, when Krusteaz reached out to me two years ago about being an ambassador, I said yes. I’ve been transforming my favorite Krusteaz mixes since then.
This strawberry lemonade pound cake uses one of my ultimate favorite mixes, the meyer lemon pound cake mix. It’s seriously the best pound cake you can get in 5 minutes of work. It’s moist, crumbly and oh so melty in the mouth. I’ve used it in this Easter coconut lemon bundt cake and you can see it here too in it’s unaltered state – meyer lemon pound cake. It’s a great starter for any lemon lover.
This cake starts with the box mix batter, adds a little bit of lemonade to that batter and swirls in fresh strawberry compote for the juicy berries in each bite. Once baked, a sweet strawberry glazed is used to finish off this beauty. It’s everything a summer cake should be. Light, bright and delicious. You need this strawberry lemonade cake in your life. Make it happen soon!
Grab this must-have summer recipe over on Krusteaz.com where I am sharing it with their readers too. And watch out for more delicious transformations of Krusteaz box mixes over the next few months.
Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake
A luscious sweet lemon pound cake is infused with strawberries and topped with a strawberry glaze. It’s a must-have this summer for all lemon lovers.
- 1 package Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Mix
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup lemonade
- 10 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons strawberry compote or preserve
For the glaze:
- Lemon glaze mix (included in mix)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon strawberry compote or preserve
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a small bundt pan (6-cup bundt pan) with baking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, water, lemonade, and melted butter. Add in the cake mix and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the strawberry compote.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes and then gently loosen and remove from pan.
- Cool the cake completely before drizzling with lemon glaze.
- To make the lemon glaze, combine the glaze ingredients together.
- Drizzle over the cooled cake.
This sounds so perfect for summer! I’ve been addicted to Krusteaz cornbread mix forever but I haven’t tried their cake mixes. Now I have an excuse!
Kristin yes, try the cake mixes!! You will love them!
The recipe is so easy thanks a lot the kids gonna love it . keep sharing .
Hi Samaresh! I hope your kids love it as much as we did 🙂
Your ingredient list and directions don’t include eggs, should they be included? They are listed in the ingredients on the package.
Hi Cheryl, You can skip the egg. Just follow the recipe as written.
I’m confused regarding the egg. As I read the ingredient list above it does say 1 large egg to be added. Please advise and thanks.
yes, please add an egg as the recipe says. This is the directions on the box mix as well.
How did you make the stawberry compote
combine fresh strawberries, sugar and a splash of lemon. cook over medium-low heat until berries breakdown and mixture thickens.
Tried this cake twice..deeelicious though it didnt rise. One box made a tiny cake i used 2 boxes the 2nd time the cake was not much bigger? I like the recipe…HELP
Hi Kimmi, I am not sure how I can help as this recipe uses a box mix. One that is already tested several times for consistency. What size pan are you using? For this pictured cake, I used a 6-cup bundt cake pan (not the large 10 or 12 cup bundt cake pans that most people have).
Hi, so if I have a bigger bunt pan how many boxes should I use?3?
Hi Taylor, it depends how big your pan is. For a standard large bundt pan, use two packages. The recipe as written is in a 6-cup bundt pan which uses one box of the mix. But for a 10 or 12 cup bundt pan, I would recommend using two boxes.
Thanks for sharing this amazing recipes to us. We will try this out.