Monday, April 11, 2011

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes for Easter

Was in the mood for sweet/sour mix.
So I thought baking Pink Lemonade Cupcakes would be perfect!

I rarely used cake box mix but decided to try this recipe as I had all the ingredients.

And since Easter is around the corner, decided to decorate them with Easter eggs and Easter jelly beans.

They were the perfect sweet and sour mix!

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

(from the Cupcake Bible)

1 package (18 ounces) white cake mix
3 egg whites
1 cup of water
1/3 cup, plus 1/4 cup of frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (used canola oil)
pink food coloring (used red)
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
(Added a few tablespoons of low-fat milk and some lemon as the mix was quite thick)
lemon candies, for decoration

Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. (Made 18 big cupcakes)

Beat cake mix, egg whites, water, 1/3 cup concentrate, oil, and a few drops of food coloring in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

To make frosting, beat sugar, butter, and remaining 1/4 cup concentrate in medium bowl with mixer at medium speed. Beat in a few drops food coloring. Frost cupcakes and decorate with lemon candy.




Nicki said...

I have never heard of lemonade cupcakes - and I suspect that as soon as I mention this to my daughter it will be on the menu for Easter.

Margaret said...

Those look and sound delicious. The perfect look for a yummy Easter dessert.

Michelle said...

I've never heard of this, sounds like a good summer cupcake too :)

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

I have never heard of pink lemonade cupcakes before so now I will have to follow your recipe. Yummy

Marg (Cayman Designs) said...

Ooh! These sound delicious!! And your photos are as gorgeous as ever. The first one is my favorite.

Maria said...

So adorable! And they sound delicious!

Angela2932 said...

Looks like another winner! And so pretty!

Leilani said...

Now they look delicious! Never thought to put lemonade in a cupcake. They look so pretty too!

Jenn said...

These look so cute. Perfect pink color for Easter. Paula Deen has a pink lemonade cake recipe I have been wanting to try and never got around to it. I will have to try it now.