Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes:  The FRESH taste of Strawberry with the tart taste of lemon.  PERFECT for a summer day!

The FRESH taste of Strawberry with the tart taste of lemon.  PERFECT for a summer day!
Starting with a cake mix makes these cupcakes super easy but does not skimp on taste.  It’s the extra touches that pushes these Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes beyond most cupcakes.  Like the added lemon glaze, fresh strawberries in the frosting and the perfect sprinkling of lemonade powder on the top to give the cupcakes a little pucker power.

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 56 minutes

Yield: Makes 24 Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes


    For the Lemon Cupcakes:
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda
  • Optional: yellow food coloring
    For the Lemon Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • For the Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries, room temperature
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • Optional Topping: 2 tablespoons Country Time Pink lemonade powder drink mix


    For the Lemon Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 24 cupcake wells with cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs and food coloring (if using); beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  4. Gradually beat in soda. Using an ice cream scoop, fill wells 2/3 full.
  5. Bake 16 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. While cupcakes are baking combine confectioners sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  7. Let baked cupcakes rest in pan for 10 minutes, take out of pan and onto a wire cooling rack, with a spoon drizzle lemon glaze over each cupcake until all the glaze is gone.
  8. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with pink lemonade powder.
  9. For the Glaze:
  10. In a small bowl combine the sugar and lemon juice; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  11. For the Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting:
  12. Puree the 1/2 cup chopped strawberries in a food processor or blender; set aside.
  13. In a mixer beat butter until soft and fluffy; add strawberries and combine well.
  14. Mix in confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time until fluffy .




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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes — 24 Comments

  1. What a great treat. I just love this recipe and can’t wait to try it out. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  2. These look so cool! Can’t wait to try them. I love strawberries and lemons together. Thanks for linking to Sweet Indulgences Sunday on A Well-Seasoned Life! Kim

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  4. Thanks for linking up at our Cupcake Celebration linky!! I saw you on my
    page, I LOVE these cupcakes what a great idea!! Thanks again for sharing!


  5. Made these this week for my family. According to my three teenage boys, these are the greatest cupcakes ever. We all loved them. Thanks Sheryl!

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