Pink Lemonade Cupcakes are a bright and fun dessert that’s full of sweet and tart flavors that are perfect for summers by the pool or gatherings with friends.
I was watching some baking shows on TV last week while working on my blog and the more I watched the more I was itching to get in the kitchen and start baking. They were making fun flavors of cupcakes and all I could think about was what fun flavors I could make.
With summer quickly approaching I thought a lemonade cupcake would be fun. I had lemons in the refrigerator and new I could come up with a great recipe that was sweet but a little bit tart. I made a basic vanilla cake recipe but added in lemon zest and fresh lemon juice to give it a little zip. Then I added in some pink food coloring to add a pop of color.
Then when it came time to make the frosting I went with buttercream but also added in fresh lemon juice. You have to be careful when doing this because it can bread your frosting so only add a little at a time.
Looking at my frosting I decided to make these cupcakes a little more fun and added some yellow food coloring to make it really contrast with the pink cupcakes. Then I topped them with pink lemonade sprinkles and put a straw in them.
The flavor was perfection. The cupcakes was sweet and the frosting added a bit of tartness to it. These would be perfect served poolside or at a summer BBQ. I think kids would enjoy them as well!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g
A Hezzi-D Original recipe
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