Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

"Proof that a basic cupcake batter has endless possibilities! Here, mix in the tangy taste of frozen lemonade and lemon zest for the ideal party refreshment."
 
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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes created by LJCupcake
Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
18 cupcakes
Serves:
18
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ingredients

  • 12 teaspoons pink colored crystal sugar (make by adding red food coloring to sugar)
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
  • water (amount based on cake mix instructions)
  • 34 cup thawed frozen pink lemonade concentrate (undiluted)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemon peel
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directions

  • Preheat oven 350°F.
  • Spray pan with vegetable pan spray; sprinkle 1 teaspoon colored sugar into each cupcake-space in the pan.
  • Add water to pink lemonade mix to total amount of water called for on cake mix package directions.
  • Follow cake mix package directions to prepare cake, adding chopped lemon peel.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack; remove and cool completely before decorating.

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  1. J-Lynn
    WONDERFUL! I don't bother with the pink; regular lemonade is fine with me. The cake recipe is perfect as is; plenty of lemon flavor. For frosting, I accidentally discovered that adding some of the leftover lemonade concentrate to Cool Whip causes it to thicken! Makes the perfect topping for these cupcakes.
     
  2. bananabreadeater
    Amazing recipe I did however just use a very simple cake recipe instead of using a mix. I also added my own jello icing recipe with lemon jello it was great thanks!
     
  3. Mrs.Cupcake
    These cupcakes are good. They're so original. For the frosting I made several kinds, the best was when i took a jar of cream cheese frosting and just squeezed an entire lemon worth of juice into it. It tasted wonderful everyone commented on how good the frosting was when i put it on plain yellow cupcakes too!
     
  4. PickyEaters
    I'd love to give this recipe some stars, but I messed up. TIP: Only add the 3/4 cup of pink lemonade called for. I didn't pay attention and added all. Problem is the batter tasted fine but not the cupcakes (way too tart!) I didn't reliaze this until after the party were I took 48!! Nobody liked them! My DS encouraged me by saying nobody knew I brought them. Got to love your kids! I will try this again, and Carefully follow the directions.
     
  5. ddav0962
    These cupcakes are to die for! The flavor is exactly what it says, pink lemonade....only in a cupcake! I added 1tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice to the batter. The only problem I had was getting them out of the cupcake pan without breaking them apart since they are very delicate. I topped them simply with cool whip. I will definately, yes definately make these again!! Made for Comfort Cafe Summer 09.<br/>ETA: I have to agree, LJSteve's photos ARE to die for! YUM!!
     

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