Pink Lemonade Cupcakes…. Oh how I love cupcakes! Not only do I love eating them, I love making them. I love the endless possibilities, when making cupcakes. So many flavour combinations to try, so many different frostings. And it helps that they look so pretty. A beautifully frosted cupcake will make me stop dead in my tracks. When my son asked me to make cupcakes for the last day of school, I asked myself what could I make that would be fun and scream summer. One of our favorite summer drinks is pink lemonade, so I decided to pair it with the kids favourite cake; confetti cake.
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
1 box Funfetti Cake mix
1/4 C oil
1 C pink lemonade concentrate
1/3 C butter
5-6 C powdered sugar
3 Tbs pink lemonade concentrate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
In a bowl mix together the cake mix, eggs, oil, and 1 C of pink lemonade concentrate. Mix until well combined; then beat for 2 minutes. Fill each paper cup 2/3 full and bake for 12-15 minutes; until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes, before removing to a wire rack. Cool to room temperature.
In your mixers bowl, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter until light and fluffy. On the lowest setting, slowly add the powdered sugar, 1 C at a time, beating well after each addition. Once all powdered sugar has been added, increase to highest speed and slowly add in 3 Tbs of pink lemonade concentrate. Beat until very fluffy; about 5 minutes.
Place a pipping bag, or large zip top bag, into a deep glass; folding over the top edge. Fill the bag with the frosting. Snip a fairly large hole in the tip of the bag. Using a circular motion, pipe the frosting on top of each cupcake. Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles immediately.
Cindy is a Stay at Home Mom of 2, married to a Chef. Cindy quickly realized that if she didn’t want to live off of cereal, blue box Mac’n’Cheese and TV dinners, she needed to get into the kitchen; after a long day at work, the last thing her hubby wants is to cook her a 4 star dinner. When her son turned 2, she decided to start blogging and Hun… What’s for Dinner? was born. Cindy tries to share healthy and wholesome dishes, with a few desserts here and there. Though baking is her passion, she has recently become more adventurous in the kitchen and loves creating new and innovative recipes.
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