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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with a Creamy Pink Lemonade Frosting

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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

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with a Creamy Pink Lemonade Frosting

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

adapted from a recipe found at [DaisyCakes|http://daisycakes.blogspot.com/search?q=pink+lemonade ]

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 ? 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!

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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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Justine

Monday 2nd of April 2012

Stopping by from This Weeks Cravings Linky Party! http://queenofsavings.com

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

I'm glad you stopped by Justine!! :)

Lyn @LovelyPantry

Monday 2nd of April 2012

These are just heavenly! Must have been fun for the kids! I'm decorating cupcakes tomorrow.

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Monday 2nd of April 2012

Thank you so much Lyn, and yes of course they had a blast (not a blast cleaning up after them! haha). Hope you had fun decorating cupcakes!

self sagacity

Monday 2nd of April 2012

Perfect for Easter! The colorful decoration makes it fun and festive.

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Monday 2nd of April 2012

They tasted amazing - lemony, sweet and tart. Loved them. Thanks for stopping by.

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING

Monday 2nd of April 2012

SO CUTE! Love your cupcakes!

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Monday 2nd of April 2012

Thank you Tina. TWC is seriously a chance to make favorites around here, and this one was easy! xoxo

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