Ok, so a few days ago I was bored, didn't want to study and felt like baking. Except we didn't have much. Since I've inherited much of the pantry from when Jared lived here alone I went on a hunt. I found a lemon cake mix, which frankly I wasn't too excited about because I'm a chocolate girl, but decided I could live with it if I added some goodies. I searched the fridge and found the ingredients to make a lemon buttercream icing and it was wonderful. Jared has been asking for seconds all week. So next time you need an easy cake think of this!
Lemon Box Cake
Just make it.
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest
Beat butter with an electric mixer at high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Reduce speed to low and add confectioners sugar, lemon juice, extract, and zest, then mix until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes.
Make sure cake is completely cooled before you frost it.
I think this would also be great as a layer cake with lemon curd in the middle!