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Pink Lemonade Cupcake Recipe With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pink Lemonade Cupcake Recipe With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


With the start of summer and weekend parties happening I have been craving some summer flavored cupcakes. Lemonade truly kicks off the summer feeling in our house. Sipping a cool glass of lemonade out on the porch while watching the boys run through the sprinkler or play on the swings just screams summer to me. It brings a total feel of relaxation knowing the stress of school is out and the crops are all in the ground.

I wanted to kick this summer off correctly so I whipped up this fun batch of cupcakes that have a light summer flavor. Pink lemonade is my favorite lemonade and of course it needed paired with cupcakes. Below is my favorite cupcake recipe and I subbed out the liquid for pink lemonade concentrate. By doing this I have a very versatile cupcake recipe. I picked Pink Lemonade because it’s my favorite but you could certainly go for the classic lemonade and you won’t be disappointed. Although the pink lemonade did give me this beautiful pink coloring.

Not only do these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes scream summer to me they would be a perfect addition for a Bridal Shower or Baby Shower party. You know these delectable treats will be eaten up with smiles!

One thing that I want to take note of about these cupcakes is they freeze amazing.  I often will make these cupcakes and freeze half of them iced in a tupperware container.  When I am looking for a dessert but don’t want o put any effort into it I can grab a couple of these from the freezer and let stand at room temperature for a couple hours or most of the day in the fridge.  This also makes sure that I don’t eat all of them in one sitting.  

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
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Pink Lemonade Cupcake Ingredients
  1. 12 tablespoons butter room temperature
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 5 eggs
  4. 1 can pink lemonade concentrate
  5. 1 small box lemon jello powder (I wanted the extra punch of lemon but this is optional)
  6. 2 1/2 cups flour
  7. 2 tablespoons baking soda**
  8. 3/4 teaspoon salt
Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter room temperature
  2. 8 oz softened cream cheese
  3. 3 cups powdered sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons water or milk
  5. 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  6. 1 tablespoon lemon zest (optional)
Pink Lemonade Cupcake Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine butter and sugar until well mixed. Add in eggs one at a time. I can't stress enough to beat well after each egg addition. I do this with my kitchen aid mixer and beat for 45 -60 seconds after each egg.
  4. Add concentrate mixture to butter mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Add 1/3 of flour mixture to butter mixture and mix well. Repeat this step two more times.
  6. Fill muffin cups or cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake in pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes.
  7. **I am at a high altitude so for some this may seem like a lot of baking soda. If your on sea level I recommend trying 1 table spoon plus 1 teaspoon of baking soda and I hope this provides enough "fluff" for you.
Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Directions
  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, water and lemon extract in medium-large bowl. Add powdered sugar in 3 increments and mix well. Add lemon zest.
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Do you prefer the classic lemonade flavor or the fruity pink lemonade flavor?

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  • Hannah

    I’d probably eat the icing by itself! But it all sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessica Beal Harlow

    I prefer the regular lemonade, but I know my kids would love the pink lemonade! These cupcakes are perfect for our family bbq this weekend!

  • jennifer aikens

    This recipe sounds so good! I picked up the mix for the pink lemonaid cookies and I liked them but felt they lacked something. The cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting sounds perfect! I love lemon anything so even if I didn’t care for the combo I could use the frosting for other goodies!

  • Sandra VanHoey

    I have never had a lemonade cupcake before but these sound so good, especially with the icing recipe you have with it

  • oh Very Nice!! I love cupcakes with zesty flavor! I think they just speak to your senses. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Marina

    Yummy! I prefer the classic lemonade flavor but my daughter loves the pink lemonade.

  • Emily

    I love cupcakes! These look SO good!!

  • They are so pretty and I bet they are SUPER tasty too. YUM.

  • Shauna

    My mouth is watering… yummy, this sounds amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. I will have to give these a try

  • Debi

    I love pink lemonade and I love cupcakes.

  • brett

    three cheers for pink lemonade!! yum! and who doesn’t like cupcakes?

  • Liz Mays

    Oh the coolness of the cream cheese and the tartness of the lemon. This sounds perfect!

  • Michele Brosius

    I am all about the Pink! I bet these cupcakes would be a big hit at my daughter’s graduation party. She loves pink lemonade, too.

  • Shelley Zurek

    Great idea about freezing the cupcakes! I had never thought of that.

  • Emily @ Baby Dickey

    Fruity pink! YUM!

  • Amy Desrosiers

    These are so pretty that they shouldn’t be eaten!

  • This could very easily become one of my fave desserts EVER! I love Pink Lemonade and Lemon together!

  • Amber Edwards

    oh you have my mouth watering! I can taste these already! I can’t wait to get my baking stuff unpacked at the new house so I can give this recipe a try! It sounds amazing.

  • Janel

    Those cupcakes look fantastic!! I want a bite!

  • Pam W

    These cupcakes look absolutely delicious! I really want to try and make these now.

  • Katy Rawson

    I am a fan of pink lemonade. And, I agree with you that summer just wouldn’t be the same without the cold refreshing drink. But, I have never thought of lemonade cupcakes. I am going to test this out.

  • Dawn Lopez

    These not only sound amazing but they look even better! I’m a sucker for cupcakes AND lemonade so the two combined have definitely got to be a winner in my book 🙂

    Thank you for the recipe!

  • Sandra

    These are so cute and I love that you can freeze them and they still taste good.

  • Mama to 5 BLessings

    love lemonde this recipe looks mouth watering!

  • Shanice

    I love cupcakes, these look good! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  • diane

    These look heavenly! My kids are always begging for dessert…may just have to bookmark this one!

  • These sound so refreshing and light – perfect for a summer treat!

  • I made pink lemonade cupcakes recently, but they were the box variety. My family loved them. I can only imagine how much better these would taste!

  • These sound like the perfect combination of sweet and tart to have for dessert after a BBQ or picnic lunch at the park.

  • Jennifer Soltys

    Super yum! These just scream summer. I need to try to make them for our next BBQ!

  • Kelsey Apley

    Super cute cupcakes and they look tasty! I need to venture out and make these!!!

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    WOW! I have never had a pink lemonade cupcake before, but they sound absolutely amazing!!!