Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

 strawberry lemonade cupcakes
Here is another cupcake that we made for Cassie’s Bridal Shower. When we were brainstorming for the menu for the shower, this is what stood out! I love cupcakes with fresh fruit in the ingredients. The cupcake has the tartness of a fresh lemon and the sweet flavor of strawberries in the frosting! This is a standout recipe, it will be hard to just eat one!
Ingredients:
CUPCAKES:
2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
¼ cup lemonade powder
1 cup milk
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, lemonade powder and lemon zest, and set aside.
  • In the mixer, cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each one and make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients and milk and mix until combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or if it bounces back from your touch.
  • Cool completely.

FROSTING:
2 sticks of butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup strawberry puree
1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • Cream butter for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Mix in the strawberries and lemon zest
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and continue scraping the sides of the bowl.
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9 thoughts on “Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes”

  1. Yum! It sounds like a standout recipe! I love the sour-sweet combo. They look really great as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Party On the Porch. I hope we'll see you again soon. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  2. These look delicious. I've never fully made cupcakes from scratch. I think this recipe I could actually pull off. I'll have to give this one a try. Maybe these would make for very good Mother's Day cupcakes

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