I have a fun and delicious cupcakes recipe for you – Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes. These moist cupcakes are made with REAL strawberries and actual lemonade… hence the name. 🙂
Not only are the cupcakes delicious, but the icing is made with lemonade mix too! YUM!! I can’t wait for you to try this. You only need a few simple ingredients to make this:
Now back when I made this strawberries were not in season so I used frozen, but Strawberries are getting cheaper and cheaper by the week right now. Feel free to use fresh strawberries in this recipe. It will probably make it taste even better!
Now you do need to make a strawberry puree by blending up the strawberries. This is very easy to do if you have the right blender or food processor. I just checked and several food processors are on sale right now.
Once you mix in the strawberry puree with the cake mix… it just looks delectable, 🙂
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
- 1 box White Cake Mix
- 1 box Strawberry Jell-O
- 2 tbsp Sweetened Lemonade mix
- 16 oz thawed package Frozen Strawberries in Sugar (or your could use FRESH strawberries when they are in season)
- 3 Eggs
- ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
- ½ cup Butter
- 3 cup Powdered Sugar
- ⅓ cup Sweetened Lemonade mix
- 2 tbsp Water
- Chewy Lemonheads candy (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Stir together Cake mix, dry Jello and 2 tbsp lemonade mix.
- Puree strawberries.
- Add strawberries, eggs and vegetable oil to dry ingredients.
- Mix until smooth and blended.
- Place liners in cupcake pan and fill ⅔ full.
- Bake about 20 minutes.
- Allow to cook completely.
- Cream butter in a medium bowl
- Slowly add in the powdered sugar and ⅓ cup lemonade mix. Add water as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
- Transfer icing to piping bag or zippered bag and clip corner to pipe.
- Ice tops of each cupcake.
- Optional: dust with sparkling sugar and lemonhead (or a fresh lemon or candy lemon).
This is very frugal friendly. Many items like cake mixes, sugar, lemonade, and jell-o we get cheap often with our coupons.
Make sure you try some of our delicious cupcakes. I know you will find more your family will love.