Scrumptious Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by MaMa's Apprentice

This cupcake is impressive!

Top Review by QueenJellyBean

Very good! I didn't have strawberry jello but I did have raspberry and I just so happened to have frozen raspberries from my garden so I made raspberry lemonade. I also wanted a cake instead of cupcakes so I made an 8" double layer cake and put the frosting as well as rasberry jam in between the layers. It was a huge hit! I will make it next time using strawberries. I think it would be fantastic either way!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For cupcakes: In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and gelatin mix. Make a well in the center and pour in mashed strawberries, oil, milk and eggs. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl and beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared cupcake pans.
  2. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min or until cupcakes are done.
  3. For the lemon cream cheese frosting: Cream together shortening, butter, and cream cheese until nice and smooth. Add vanilla into mixture and combine. Sift together sugar and salt, and slowly add to shortening, butter & cheese mixture. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Top each cupcake with a slice of strawberry and lemon zest. Voila!

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