July 26, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Yesterday I felt like baking. No special occasion, we are just up in New York visiting TJs dad for the week and I wanted to make some sweet treats for the guys (alright, and I may have already eaten three of them) to munch on. I wanted to try something more 'summery' and different than my go-to Funfetti Cupcakes, so I started Googling Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake recipes and ultimately decided to put the computer down and just go create in the kitchen.

These cupcakes are PINK!, perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party or any other fun get together you may have coming up. Even though they are not 100% 'homemade', these cupcakes are foolproof, extra yummy and moist, and are definitely a sweet treat to enjoy and share - this recipe made eighteen cupcakes plus a small 6x6 cake!


Cupcake Ingredients:
Box of lemon cake mix
3oz box of strawberry jello
1 1/2 cup diced strawberries
1C oil
1/2C milk
4 eggs

Cupcake Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. In large bowl, stir cake mix and strawberry jello mix together.
3. Make a well in the center of mix and pour in strawberries, oil, milk and eggs. Mix well.
4. Pour batter into cupcake pans.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Frosting Ingredients:
1. 1 stick of butter, softened
2. 8oz package of cream cheese, softened*
3. 1TBS vanilla extract
4. 2 cups confectioners sugar
5. Zest from 2 lemons
6. Juice from 1 lemon

*My frosting turned out very 'soup' like. I had to transfer it into a plastic bag and pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to harden it. Next time I make these cupcakes I will be using 12oz of cream cheese :)


Frosting Directions:
1. Cream together butter and cream cheese.
2. Add vanilla, mix.
3. Slowly add in confectioners sugar.
4. Add zest and juice, mix well.






ENJOY!
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19 comments

  1. These sounded YUMMY and then I saw all your pics and - OMG - I can't wait to try them!!! YOU GO!! BTW - pics make the recipe, so KUDOS to you for including them!! ; D

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  2. yummy! And I love that they are full-proof. Perfect for a little girl's b-day party, I'd think. ~ Courtney

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  3. Those sound delicious!!! You crack me up... "I felt like baking" then you go and whip up a wonder like this! haha. Love it!

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  4. I love lemony cake, so I could totally devour these for sure! Great pics to accompany. You did a great job with this!

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  5. DELISH! I am going to have to try that some time! Perfect color, and I bet they taste amazing!

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  6. looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  7. mmmm! they look so delish. this is a must try!

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  8. This is so intriguing! I need to try it.

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  9. Looks awesome, I want to drive to the store right now :) Thanks!!

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  10. My first batch are in the oven. :) Can't thank you enough for the recipe!

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  11. Those look unbelievably delicious Kym! I waaaaaaaaaaaaant one!

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  12. Those look so good! Have you ever made "cool cake"? It also uses jello and is delicious! I bet those are like mini versions of cool cake! I am going to make those as soon as I get the chance!

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  13. Can't wait to try these! They sound yummy, and they look pretty too.

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