Monday, August 13, 2012

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for my cousins' kiddos' birthdays this Summer. They turned out so Yummy and cute! Hopefully you will try them and bring a little bit of sunshine into your kitchen!

Lemon Cupcakes:
1 white cake mix (I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic White cake mix.)
water, oil and eggs called for on the box (I also added flour for High Altitude directions.)
1 teaspoon pure lemon extract

Preheat oven to temperature called for on package.  Place cupcake liners in cupcake/muffin tins.  Prepare cake mix according to package directions.  Add lemon extract.  Divide batter evenly, filling each cupcake liner 2/3 full.  Bake according to package directions for cupcakes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Frost with Pink Lemonade Butter-Cream Icing (recipe follows).

Pink Lemonade Butter-Cream Icing:
2 sticks or 1 cup of butter, softened
1 cup of shortening
2 pound bag of powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons pure lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red food coloring
jellied fruit slices (I used yellow and red colored jellied candies.)
colored sugar sprinkles (I used yellow and pink colored sugars.)

Cream together butter and shortening. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until all combined. Add lemon and vanilla extracts and enough red food coloring to dye icing a light pink color.  Frost cupcakes using decorating bag with #20 star tip.  Begin icing from the outside edge and work your way into the center by swirling icing around the cupcake.  Sprinkle frosting with colored sugar and place a jellied fruit slice on top.  Store in refrigerator until ready to eat.


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  2. Too Cute! Stopping by from Recipe Round Up! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines!

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  3. These look amazing, especially that gorgeous icing with the fruit slice garnish! I need to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. This was a very fun recipe to make! I hope you try it and have as much fun making these cupcakes as I did. Not to mention all the FUN you will have eating them!


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