Super Sour Cake

Brighten someone's day with a colorful and delicious cake. Soft drink mix, gummi candies and cake mix give it the wow.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 15

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and whole eggs called for on cake mix box
2
packages (0.13 oz or 0.14 oz each) lemon lime- or strawberry-flavored unsweetened soft drink mix
1/2
cup frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate, thawed

Super Sour Frosting

1
package (0.13 oz or 0.14 oz) lemon lime- or strawberry-flavored unsweetened soft drink mix
4
to 5 tablespoons frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate, thawed
3
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
Sour gummi candies, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, whole eggs, and 2 packages drink mix with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 3 Pierce top of warm cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking. Drizzle 1/2 cup lemonade concentrate evenly over top of cake. Cool completely, 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, stir 1 package drink mix into 2 tablespoons lemonade concentrate until dissolved. Beat in powdered sugar and butter on low speed. Gradually beat in enough of the remaining 2 to 3 tablespoons lemonade concentrate, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make frosting smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over top of cake. Cut into serving pieces. Decorate with sour candies. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

For a quick frosting, stir 1 package of the soft drink mix and 2 tablespoons lemonade concentrate into 1 container of Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting.

For a birthday party, carry the candy theme a bit further by using ring-shaped hard candies as candleholders.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.