The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Last night was F&B's last night of church classes for the school year. They take a summer break, then pick it back up in the fall. To celebrate, they each had a little class party. Ben's group was doing a BBQ with all the boys, so I was good to go on that one.

Faith's group was doing an in-class party and after making ice cream cone cupcakes for Ben last week, I had promised to make her something fun too.

The answer? Pink Lemonade Cupcakes!


These are lovely, yummy cupcakes, with just a hint of pink lemonade flavor, topped with vanilla icing (in pink, of course), and star-shaped sprinkles because her class is Stars.

There are two options for making these. 1.) You can make a lovely white cake mix of your very own. Or 2.) You can use a boxed white cake mix, especially when your intended audience is 8 and 9 year old girls who have palates that don't know the difference between painstakingly handcrafted cupcakes and using a mix, especially when you have to have 24 cupcakes at church in less than two hours.

The Non-Mix Way:
1 Cup Butter, softened
3 Cups Flour
1 3/4 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs
2 Tsp Baking Powder
3/4 Cup Milk

The Mix Way:
1 Box White Cake Mix
3 Eggs
1 1/3 Cups Water
2 Tbsp Oil
***Check your box to be sure on this, this was the kind I had in my cupboard***

Either way, combine all ingredients along with 1/2 cup powdered pink lemonade mix (this must be the sweetened kind). Beat with mixer until smooth.

Using an ice cream scoop, place one scoop of batter into a muffin cup. If you haven't used ice cream scoops for batter, it is the best thing ever.

Bake per package directions if using a boxed base, or bake at 350 for about 15 minutes if using the from-scratch version.

If you want the batter pinker, you could throw in a drop of red food coloring or two. Mine seemed pink enough as is.

Ice with pretty swirly icing, top with sprinkles and serve!

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8 comments:

  1. I love pink lemonade and I love lemon flavored desserts in the summer so these look perfect. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/06/sweet-indulgences-sunday-7.html

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  2. Those look so good! We found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! We are your newest followers and would love for you to follow our blog!

    www.sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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  3. These looks so good! oh my gosh! definitely going on my must try list! I found your blog through a link party and i seriously LOVE it! I love that you are a soccer mom! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  4. You had me at the word lemonade.. YUMMMMM. I love cupcakes.

    Would love if you would link up with us at Creative Creation Tuesday. We would love others to see your project too. Can be found here at Nothing But Country.

    Happy Creating! Thanks for sharing your great project.

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  5. These sound delicious. I can never resist a good cupcake.

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  6. Sounds yummy! We'd love to have you link up to our Monday Link Up. www.dimpleprints.com

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  7. This looks like a delicious Summer Recipe! We are hosting "FUN SUMMER RECIPES" at our Linky Party THIS WEEKS CRAVINGS! We'd love for you to come by and link up! (Thanks a million) :-)

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/06/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-32-fun.html

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  8. These cupcakes are SO cute!

    Thank you so much for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday! I hope to see you again this week.

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