Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Such a treat with summer coming. I am one girl that loves lemon.  It is sweet, and yet tangy.  So good.  These cupcakes are fun and spice up the simple average cupcake.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
1/3 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
2-3 drops red food coloring

Mix the cake, concentrate, buttermilk and eggs together.  Once well blended, add in red food coloring.  Pour batter into paper liners and fill about 3/4 full. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. 

Cool completely and frost!

The frosting I put on these is a Lemon Cream Cheese.  It is yummy & matched the pink lemonade flavor.  The more lemon flavoring you put in, the more lemony the frosting will be, of course.  You can also just put a Whipped Cream frosting on these if you don't want any more lemon & tang. 

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese ~ softened
1/2 cup butter ~ softened
3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tsp lemon flavoring
(all depends on how Lemony you want it)
3-5 drops yellow food coloring

Mix cream cheese & butter together till fluffy.  Add in powdered sugar & mix till well blended.  Then add in lemon extract & food coloring.  After all is blended, frost cupcakes!

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