Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Last week, Erica over at Sweet Tooth -- a gorgeous blog by the way -- made my trademark Watermelon Jello Shots and did an amazing job. I loved her addition of the mini chocolate chips.

She was also  sweet  enough to share some link love and I gained a lot of new readers because of it. (Hi friends!)

So last night I decided to tip my hat to Erica and try her trademark Pink Lemonade Cupcakes. They were sweet, tart, and adorable all at the same time.


It's been super hard not to eat any of them (no carbs for Michelle). While I was in bed reading last night I heard them calling me from the fridge...

"Michelle.... come eat us... we taste like happiness on a warm summer day"

Thankfully, I stayed strong.


Shopping List  (Adapted from Sweet Tooth)
Cake (makes about two dozen cupcakes)

1 box white cake mix
3/4 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 egg whites
3 drops of red food coloring
(makes two dozen)

Frosting
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
4 tbsp frozen pink lemonade concentrate
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake pan with liners. Combine all of the ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Divide the batter evenly, filling the liners about 2/3 full. My cupcakes were done in about 20 minutes. Place your cupcakes in the fridge to cool while you whip up your frosting.

Combine all frosting ingredients in an electric mixer on a low speed until combined
Increase speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is light and to your desired consistency.

I use Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags to pipe my frosting.

A candied lemon would be the perfect garnish on tart summer cupcake!


31 comments:

  1. Yum. I have to give this recipe to my friend. She LOVED baking cupcakes and will die over this :)
    -Linh

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  2. Oh these are divine looking. No sweets for me either.

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  3. Oh my goodness i cant wait to make these! what a perfect summer treat!

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  4. they absolutely tasted like happiness, but my butt is mad at you ;)

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  5. I admire your strength to stay in bed, I'd have been in the fridge before they finished calling me!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. How cute are these?! They look so moist and delicious, great job! :)

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  7. Lemony and tart-great for summer. They do look quite tempting, thanks for sharing such a delicious treat.
    flourtrader.blogspot.com

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  8. Those sound incredible. And they're quite fashionable too :)

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  9. Those cupcakes look so great and fresh, and with the lemony taste they sound like the perfect summer treat!

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  10. Thanks for sharing with us. I have been wanting to make these but it is just too hot to bake right now. I cannot believe you did not try them, I would have giving in for sure.

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  11. So pretty and pink! I need to make these just so I have pretty things around...perhaps the boys won't eat them!!

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  12. These are such pretty cupcakes and I bet they taste amazing too.

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  13. Yum! I am going to make these this weekend. No sweets except on Sunday for me.

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  14. Mmm, I love it :-) I love how pink they are, too! Definitely great for a girl's baby shower ;-)

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  15. These are so pretty! Great color, and I am sure they are amazing! They look so light, fluffy and perfect!

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  16. ahh those just look so moist. Usually my complaint any time I eat a cupcake, even at the fancy schmancy places, is that they are not moist enough. It needs to be nearly wet for me to like it. Those look amazing and might actually make them!

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  17. Congrats on Top 9 :) This looks gorgeous and cute!
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  18. These are so adorable! Perfect for a baby shower or just anytime really lets be fair, any occasion is cupcake occasion! Especially when they are this cute and tasty looking :) Lovely photos too Michelle, very glad I found your blog!

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  19. Michelle, These cupcakes sound and look so refreshing for these hot summer days! I just love them! I'd love to introduce you to my readers/followers and invite you to my weekend food hop: Fresh Food Friday/Seasonal Saturday. I feature 7 bloggers each week and I'd love to feature this recipe and you! Thanks, Roz

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  20. ps: now following you on both your blog and twitter.....Roz

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  21. Michelle: Lovely cupcakes. How many does this recipe yield? Thanks. N
    cucinananette.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Nanette! Thank you. The recipe made about 2 dozen :)

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  23. if i used 2 regular eggs instead of 4 egg whites, would that significantly change it?

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  24. Hi Triny! Yes you can... the egg whites just reduce the fat :)

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  26. Thanks!! I made these and loved them! I put a shout out to you on my blog =) http://lovinglifeonemealatatime.blogspot.com/

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