Apr 1, 2012

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes


I just love summer, don't you? A cold glass of lemonade on the front porch sure does take me back to "the good 'ole days" when my biggest concern was, "Is momma going to buy me ice cream after swim lessons?". Now that summer is knocking on the door, I've been stocking up on summer goodness like lemonade for hot summer days. You know me, I wanted to incorporate what I love into a cupcake form. This isn't an original idea, but I tried to make it my own. Others have made it with frozen lemonade, lemon cake mix, and lemon zest. I chose to make mine with Kool-Aid powder! My husband insists these are the best cupcakes I've ever made...I am particularly biased to chocolate, so my Andes Mint Cupcakes are my fave!

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes:
(Printable Recipe)

Cupcakes:
- 1 box white cake mix
- 3 egg whites (according to box)
- vegetable oil (according to box)
- water (according to box)
- 1 packet Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid Mix

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl combine white cake mix with egg whites, oil, and water and mix with an electric beater. Add in one package of Kool-Aid Pink Lemonade Mix and mix until well combined.

Pink Lemonade Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
- 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid Mix
- 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:
Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer on medium speed. Sift in two cups of confectioners sugar on low speed until well combined. Add in salt, vanilla, lemon, Kool-Aid, and milk and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. If your frosting is thin, add more confectioners sugar. If your frosting is too think, add in more milk.


27 comments :

  1. These look yummy...I have tried with the frozen lemonade, but I like the idea of the mix. Thanks! :)

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  2. Pinned it! Can't resist a good cupcake recipe!

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  3. These are too pretty to eat! They're getting pinned right about now!!!

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  4. Love the look of these! What size tip did you use to frost them?

    Amy {aprons & ambition}

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  5. you do beautiful work...these look so yummy!! Excited to find you on the Texas Bloggers new blog! Whoo Hoo!

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  6. Yum! I love all things in cupcake form.. but I think you make the best ones! Yum yum yum!

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  7. These are so beautiful - and they sound delicious! We'd love for you to link this, and anything else you want to show off, to our Beautify It Monday link party going on now!

    http://bringingbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/04/beautify-it-monday-2.html

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  8. Oh wow these look delicious! I'm a sucker for anything pink lemonade. I'm definitely pinning this and I shared this on my Facebook page!

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  9. Yum! Pink lemonade cupcakes!! I think it's summer time!!! Thanks for sharing! Found you on Tip Junkie!

    http://cupsbykim.blogspot.com/2012/03/sweet-simple-sunday-3.html

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  10. Yummy Yummy Yummy!! I love this. I may need to make ome for my neighbors this spring
    I'd love if you could come link up at my first ever Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-1.html

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  11. These are so pretty and sound really good..thanks for sharing :)

    Christine @ Park House Love

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  12. Yum! And they are sooo pretty, too. I just did a Pinterest Favorites round up of cupcakes, and one of them was Raspberry Lemonade ones. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  13. This looks delicious! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  14. These look SOOOOOOOOO good!I am a lover of any type of lemonade! I would be thrilled to have you share these at my link party going on!

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  15. Mmmm... sounds delicious and looks oh so yum!

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  16. Hey lady I featured you today:>

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  17. Audra, Audra, Audra! These are SO gorgeous! I bet they are wonderful and I can't wait to give them a try. Just pinned these :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  18. These sound yummy! I've pinned them, so I can make them the next time we need a sweet treat. My daughter will go crazy for it. Pink Lemonade is her favorite drink! Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree. I'll be featuring this project in the newest one.

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  19. I'll be featuring you on Thursday. Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  20. looks yummy and so cute! totally pinning, sharing and stumbling it. also giving it a g+

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  21. I can't wait to try these this summer! Yum!

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  22. I think I'm in love! Must work out a way to make these with what's available here in the UK! In the meantime I'll just pin and drool. :o)

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  23. These look yummy! Check out our pink lemonade party I wish we had paired them up with. :)
    brilliantlikefireflies.blogspot.ca

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  24. Hi Audra, thanks so much for sharing your Pink Lemonade Cupcakes at Project Queen's Link Party last week. They are adorable! I will be featuring them tomorrow night at the Highlight Party.

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  25. I changed these up a bit and made orange Creamsicle :) http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/05/prize-winning-seriously-orange.html

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  26. just found your blog and loving it! these pretty little cupcakes are going on my to-do list!

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    1. Thank you and welcome :)

      They are my hubby's favorites, I hope you enjoy too!

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