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Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe

I have a few skills in the kitchen and one of those is making a mean cake.  I took cake decorating in 4-H and picked up a few skills from there, possibly more than a few but since decorating with kids I think they have suffered a tad.  Even though my skills have suffered doesn’t keep me out of the kitchen though.  These days though I prefer to look for the easier recipes, you know the ones that I can dress up in a hurry and people rave about the flavor.

The flavor is what truly matters to me but it doesn’t hurt to have them look nice.  While my Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes may not measure up to Martha Stewart it doesn’t keep me from trying!  These are a hit with the kids because they’re almost like Warheads. Not quite that sour, but very tart and taste like blue raspberry lemonade! They’re light and fluffy for a hot summer day, too!

The Cast For These Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
Zest of 2 lemons
your favorite vanilla icing
blue raspberry kool aid packet

Cupcake Direction For Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill cupcake tin (I love this cupcake tin by Wilton) with cupcake liners.

2.  Cream together butter and sugar with electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

3.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with milk. Mix well after each addition, then stir in lemon zest.

4.  Bake for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Icing Directions For Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

I used a plain vanilla prepared icing and mixed in a packet of blue raspberry kool-aid. If you don’t want yours as tart, only use 1/2 a packet.

Do you have a favorite flavor of cupcake you mix up?  Perhaps Blue Raspberry isn’t your flavor what other flavor of kool-aid would you use?

Don’t miss these other dessert recipes that were a hit with my kids.  Most of which can bring memories back from childhood.




  • Lori Who Needs A Cape?

    So cute, my kids would gobble these up! Found on Mop it up Monday đŸ™‚

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  • Susan

    Yum. You had me at raspberry lemonade! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  • Your cupcakes look beautiful. I love the blue icing!

  • Miz Helen

    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Rhonda K

    Thank you for the recipe! I am certain my little guy will love these! Trying them this weekend!

    • Brandy

      They are so much fun to make and the bright color really draws the kids in.

  • Jean

    Those cupcakes look so good! I would have never thought of mixing Kool Aid into frosting–what a great idea.

  • Melissa

    I thought these were fairly good–made some tonight, before I saw this. But I only used 2 3/4 C of flour and my daughters and I thought the flour came through a little too strong. We usually make Cherry Vanilla Kool-Aid cupcakes to rave reviews, but this is the flavor I dug out tonight, so we tried these. I’ve been looking for a non artificial tasting/looking blue cupcake for my dd’s baby shower. So it’s funny that I just googled and found your cupcakes that were almost identical to mine! Kool-Aid is so fun to bake with and I love your addition of the lemon zest! đŸ˜‰

    • Brandy

      That is to funny! Cherry Vanilla sounds delicious as well, it’s funny how I used to always think that Kool-aid was just a drink mix.

  • I love it! What a great idea to add the Kool Aid. I never think to use that for color and flavor… but I’m going to now!

  • They look perfectly wonderful and so summery!

  • Cecile

    The frosting looks heavenly! Can’t wait to try these.