Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with a Creamy Pink Lemonade Frosting

pink lemonade cupcake creamy pink lemonade frosting

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with a Creamy Pink Lemonade Frosting

This Week’s Cravings is upon us again, and this week we have Easter Sweets and Treats – and I just cannot think of anything that fits nicer than a pretty pastel cupcake. I wanted a lemon cupcake at first, and then the more I thought about it, the more I decided I’d like to go with a pink lemonade cupcake because of the sweetness factor.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with a Creamy Pink Lemonade Frosting
 
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adapted from a recipe found at [DaisyCakes|http://daisycakes.blogspot.com/search?q=pink+lemonade ]
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Serves: 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
For Pink Lemonade Cupcakes:
  • 2½ c. all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ c. vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup pink lemonade concentrate, thawed (found with freezer juices)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1-2 drops of Red food coloring
For Pink Lemonade Frosting:
  • 1 c. butter, room temperature
  • 4 c. icing sugar
  • 6 Tbs.pink lemonade concentrate, thawed (plus more if needed)
  • Red food colouring
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt until blended.
  3. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, add the sugar, oil, eggs, pink lemonade concentrate and the vanilla and mix well.
  4. Pour the flour mixture about ⅓ at a time, as you mix in between.
  5. Mix in the buttermilk, but do not over mix.
  6. Add a drop or two of your food coloring until you get the color you are looking for. I wanted a really soft pink, so I only added 2 drops.
  7. Spoon the batter into paper baking cups in a cupcake pan about ¾ full.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting with Pink Lemonade Buttercream Frosting.
For Pink Lemonade Buttercream Frosting:
  1. Put the butter in a bowl and beat for about 2-3 minutes until its fluffy and a pale yellow color.
  2. Add the icing sugar and the pink lemonade concentrate. Mix well. If it’s too thick, add a Tbs at a time of Pink Lemonade Concentrate until you get the desired spreading consistency.
  3. Add your food coloring – however much you need for your desired results.
  4. Spread the icing on the cupcakes when they are cool, or use a pastry bag and pipe the icing on.
  5. Enjoy! They are amazing!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cupcake

 

 

pink lemonade cupcakes with a creamy pink lemonade frosting

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with a Creamy Pink Lemonade Frosting

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with a pink lemonade frosting

The kids even decorated a few for Easter

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