Friday, April 25, 2014

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

by Elizabeth

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Aren’t these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes super cute?  They are perfect for the summer and garnished with a candy lemon wedge and paper straw are beyond adorable.  This recipe makes a luscious lemon flavoured cupcake.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole milk
2-3 Drops red food colouring

For the Lemon Buttercream:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3-4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tbsp lemon juice
1-2 Drops Red Food Colouring

Directions:

For the Cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium sized bowl then mix in lemon zest and set aside.

In another medium sized bowl, cream the butter then add the sugar and mix until fluffy.

Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well incorporated.

Slowly add 1/3 of the flour mixture into the butter mixture then alternate with half the milk and lemon juice after each of the first 2 additions of flour.

Mix just until combined then add food colour to desired tone being careful not to overmix.

Pour the batter into the lined tin and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 18-21 minutes.

Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

For the Lemon Buttercream:

Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer until light and fluffy.

Add powdered sugar and mix until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.

Add the milk and 1-2 drops red food colouring and beat for 3 minutes.

If your frosting isn’t stiff enough, add more sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add a little milk.

Frost cupcakes with frosting.

Store loosely covered.

 

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

 

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
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For the Cupcakes
  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 Lemons, Zested and Juiced
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  6. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  7. 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup whole milk
  10. 2-3 Drops red food colouring
For the Lemon Buttercream
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3-4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  3. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  4. 1-2 Drops Red Food Colouring
For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium sized bowl then mix in lemon zest and set aside.
  4. In another medium sized bowl, cream the butter then add the sugar and mix until fluffy.
  5. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well incorporated.
  6. Slowly add 1/3 of the flour mixture into the butter mixture then alternate with half the milk and lemon juice after each of the first 2 additions of flour.
  7. Mix just until combined then add food colour to desired tone being careful not to overmix.
  8. Pour the batter into the lined tin and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 18-21 minutes.
  9. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
For the Lemon Buttercream
  1. Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and mix until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.
  3. Add the milk and 1-2 drops red food colouring and beat for 3 minutes.
  4. If your frosting isn’t stiff enough, add more sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add a little milk.
  5. Frost cupcakes with frosting.
  6. Store loosely covered.
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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurie P April 25, 2014 at 8:51 am

They sure do look super cute! Lemon is an awesome switch from the usual vanilla or chocolate overload…

as always, great photos!

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Elizabeth Matthiesen April 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm

these look awesome, I like the lemon taste too, it’s a refreshing taste. Can’t wait to try these out :-)

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Victoria Ess April 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm

These are so cute! I love the decorations!

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Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} April 28, 2014 at 4:19 am

These look sooo pretty! I didn’t used to like sweet things and fruit together but more and more I am liking sweet fruity things like these lemonade cupcakes! I have been craving lemon or strawberry something! These look like just the fix! :D

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Bernadyn Nettles April 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Love these cupcakes! Lemon is perfect for the Spring and Summer season. I’ll have to try these, thanks. :)

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Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? April 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

Mmmm, I can just imagine how sweet and tart these cupcakes are. Thank you for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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Julia April 30, 2014 at 1:48 am

I had a disastrous tasting cake the last time I tried a recipe for pink lemonade cake. However, your recipe is enticing me to try again!

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Julie @ Girl on the Move April 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

These look delicious!

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Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts May 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – your awesome cupcakes were featured yesterday!!
–Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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Elizabeth May 2, 2014 at 2:52 am

Thanks for featuring me!

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Kathi Riemer May 1, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Yummy!! These will be fun to make with my little granddaughter! Pinned.
Thank you for sharing,
Kathi

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Maria Kitching May 2, 2014 at 5:51 pm

These look super cute, don’t think it’d want to eat the. Wait!! I take that back.

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Stephanie May 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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Darlene W May 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Trial and error that’s what gets the cup cakes to the flavouring you like

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Terri S June 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

These look delicious! I love lemonade. Thank you for sharing.

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Yuen C June 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Love lemon flavour, will try this recipe!

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