Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Buttercream Frosting are the perfect summertime cupcake. Pink Lemonade buttercream frosting is the perfect summertime homemade buttercream frosting. Pair pink lemonade buttercream with a homemade strawberry cupcake and you have an amazing cupcake! My kids call these tasty cupcakes, Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Buttercream Frosting.
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Buttercream
Here in Louisiana things are already starting to feel like summer. To my kids, there is nothing better than sitting outside with a big glass of pink lemonade and getting to play with their puffy chalk paint.
For me, I love to sit on the bench with my glass of pink lemonade and just enjoy watching them enjoying being kids.
If you have been hanging out here around the blog for a while, you know that making fun and tasty cupcakes is one of my favorite things. I find a lot of cupcake inspiration from the things that I already love. Pink lemonade was my inspiration for these super fun, Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Buttercream! If you want to go with what my daughter calls them, just call them Strawberry Pink Lemonade cupcakes.
I brought these pink lemonade cupcakes to a friend’s house for our outdoor summer day and they were a HUGE hit. In fact, they were such a hit my friend’s husband had her send me a message to see if I was hiding anymore at my house!
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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes Ingredients
- 24 strawberry cupcakes you can also use vanilla cupcakes.
- 1 batch Pink Lemonade Buttercream Frosting
- 8 paper straws. I was able to get these cute butterfly paper straws at the dollar tree. They had other patterns like stripes and Chevron too. Now if you don’t have a dollar tree near you or you just don’t feel like going to the dollar tree you can pick up paper straws here.
- 1 lemon
- yellow sugar
How to Make Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Buttercream
To make strawberry lemonade cupcakes you will need a batch of strawberry cupcakes and a batch of lemonade buttercream frosting. Use the recipe below to find out how to make the amazing Lemonade buttercream frosting.
Make your lemonade frosting the day before you are planning to make these cupcakes. After baking your cupcakes and letting them cool.
Place your piping tip into your pastry bag and then fill the bag with your pink lemonade buttercream. Swirl the buttercream onto each cupcake.
Cup your lemon into slices then cut the slices into eight wedges. Cut your straws into thirds. Top each cupcake with one straw and lemon slice. Sprinkle the sugar on the top of each cupcake.
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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
- Mix butter and shortening on medium speed until they are nice and creamy.
- Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the shortening mixture.
- Once you have added all the sugar to the mix pour in the hot water, pink lemonade powder, and the vanilla.
- Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pans with your choose of cupcake wrappers.
- Remove the stems from the strawberries and place them into a blender or food processor. Pulse them until all of the strawberry pieces have been pureed. Measure out 1/3 cup of the strawberry puree for the cupcakes and you may save any extra puree for another recipe.
- Place your self-rising flour, cake flour, and sugar in the bowl of your mixer. Mix them together for a minute or two until they are well combined.
- Cut your butter into tablespoon pieces. Slowly add your butter into the flour mixture one piece at a time continue mixing until you have reached the texture of sand.
- Pour half of your milk into the flour mixture and mix just until the milk is incorporated. Use your rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of your bowl. Add your remaining milk strawberry puree and the vanilla to your batter and mix until combined.
- Slowly add in one egg at a time to the cake batter, making sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next egg.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling them 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake for 10 minutes then rotate the cake pans so the pan that was on the top rack is now on the bottom and the pan that was on the bottom is now on the top rack. Continue to bake for another 10-13 minute until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cupcake.
- Transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack until they have reached room temperature.
- Once cupcakes are cool, fill your frosting piping bag with frosting, and frost each cupcake.
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