Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes and a Special Guest Post

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A few weeks ago, my mom made these delicious cupcakes for us to enjoy down the shore.  They are the perfect combination of tart and sweet, but even better than that, the perfect representation of summer in color and flavor.  It was a recipe I wanted to include on the blog, but what better way than to have my mom, the one who brought me up licking the cookie dough off the spatula, share the recipe with you.

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One of my new challenges I have encountered recently, is trying to keep up with my daughter’s baking creativity and energy. Well, let’s forget the energy. That’s LONG gone! But the creativity? There must be SOMETHING that’s left for me to come up with that she hasn’t mentioned! Lucky for me, it’s summer! My happiest time of year! With that, things connected with this season of warmth, are constantly coming to mind. For instance, lemonade. Who doesn’t savor the taste of cool refreshing lemonade during the warm sticky days of summer? I was recently discussing all of these things with a close friend of mine, Nina, when she offered the perfect solution! Lemonade cupcakes! And to top them off with the perfect match of strawberry frosting! I was so excited! And in our family, it’s the little things that get us excited:).

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Lauren has asked me to share this recipe with you.  Here it is:

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Lemonade Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 can frozen lemonade
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1- 8 oz container sour cream
  • 1- 3 oz block cream cheese
  • 3 eggs

Cooking Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients with an electric mixer until well blended
  3. Pour batter into cupcake tins lined with cupcake liners or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick/knife comes out clean

Strawberry Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pint strawberries, pureed
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups confectionary sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream

Cooking Directions

  1. Beat the butter until smooth and add the vanilla and pureed strawberries. Add two cups of sugar. Mix until combined. Add the milk or cream, followed by the rest of the sugar in small amounts, until frosting reaches desired consistency. It should be smooth and still hold it’s shape. When the cupcakes are cooled, frost and enjoy!

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Cupcake recipe from Southern Living

Frosting recipe from sophistimom

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What is your favorite summer food or flavor?

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37 Responses to “Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes and a Special Guest Post”

  1. AliceBakesCakes July 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Ooooh, these look delicious. Lemonade, strawberry AND cupcake altogether? Heavenly.

  2. Florida Foodie July 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    These definitely look refreshing and such an easy recipe! They look like a light treat! I bet they taste even better down at the shore!

  3. Maris(In Good Taste) July 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    These look so delicious! Light and summery! Great guest post!

  4. Happy When Not Hungry July 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    I just made raspberry lemonade cake this past weekend! Great minds think alike. These cupcakes look delicious!

  5. FreeSpiritEater July 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    These look INSANELY good! The title lured me in but the photos have me drooling. Great guest post! And I can’t pick a favorite summer food, or any food category for that matter. I have this weird love affair with food, if I say one dish is a favorite I feel as though I’m cheating on another favorite lol. But my Summer’s are always filled with pretty much any type of refreshing drink, salads, fruity dishes, savory and sweet, and grilled items. Sorry for being so vague, I really can’t pick favorites lol. =]

  6. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray July 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    What a great flavor combination! Strawberry lemonade is one of my favorites…and anything is better in cupcake form! :) These sound like a tart-sweet summer treat. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Amy July 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    These cupcakes sound delicious! So summery with the flavor base of one of my favorite drinks! Cute as well with the pink frosting :)!

  8. Kelly July 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Gorgeous cupcakes, they look delicious!! :)

  9. Kate@Diethood July 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Nom nom nom! I want the entire batch… pretty, please!

  10. Ann July 25, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    I love, Love, LOVE the ingredients! Easy and delicious! Wonderful….I’ve buzzed it!

  11. aarthi July 25, 2011 at 2:36 am #

    Hai Dear

    This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog… You have so many wonderful recipes..I have bookmarked you blog and some recipe from that to try..Please check out my blog.I am having a Giveaway in my blog..Please check it out and partcipate in that..
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  12. Veronica July 25, 2011 at 2:47 am #

    Wheeeee! I love this post–your Mom is a great writer! Now I know where you get it. :) I also love the recipe b/c I’m a fan of doctored up cake mix cakes. Two thumbs up!

  13. debbie c. July 25, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    So much fun!

  14. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods July 25, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    These are so cute and perfect for summer! :)

  15. Tina@flourtrader July 25, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    You had me at strawberry lemonade. Awesome flavors in a lovely cupcake, simply delicious. Great post.

  16. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook July 25, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    Lemonade and cupcakes. I would never have thought to combine those but the results look fantastic! I bet these didn’t last long.

  17. Sandra July 25, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Good flavor combo. Good this time of year and they will be even better in the winter when we are sick of snow and cold.

  18. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite July 25, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    I love this guest post! So cute. These cupcakes look like the perfect summer treat!! In the summer, I love any kind of fruit flavors – strawberry, pineapple, melon…

  19. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family July 25, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    These look easy and DELICIOUS (which is the important part).

    The best thing about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit…strawberries being my favorite.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  20. Lauren from Lauren's Latest July 25, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    How delicious and super summery! Love!

  21. Shawnda July 25, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Great job! They’re so summery. I’m a big fan of lemonade in all forms :)

  22. alex July 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    how fun for summer! and your mom as guest blogger? perfect!

  23. sheila @ Elements July 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    These are just darling!!!! Love the flavors, the pretty color, and the tart lemon matched with the sweet berries. I have a feeling I could eat at least two or three of these in one sitting!

  24. Madison Mayberry July 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Blackberries are by far my favorite summer food/flavor!

  25. Carolyn July 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Aw, so great to have your mom guest post! These look wonderful.

  26. Monica July 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Now I know where you got your baking gene. I love that this yummy recipe is from your mom. :-)
    My favorite summer flavor: berries of any kind; love them all.

  27. Jill @ Dulce Dough July 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    What a wonderful summer recipe! How nice of your mom to share!

  28. Liz July 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Oh, these are such a wonderful summer cupcake! How wonderful that your mom did a delicious guest post for you :)

  29. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Yum, I could eat 6 of these right now! I love the idea of lemonade in cupcakes!

  30. Vicki @ WITK July 25, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    I’ve seen a few recipes for these lemonade cupcakes and I’m so interested! I’ve got to give them a try, soon!

  31. Hayley @ Oat Couture July 26, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Great guest post from your mum! Love the idea of lemonade cupcakes! Such a summery recipe! :)

  32. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking July 26, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I made these a few weeks ago, but mom’s look and sound SO much better! How wonderful to have mom guest post. Love it!

  33. Eating Deliciously July 26, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Great combination of flavors in these cupcakes!

  34. Simply Life July 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    oh these cupcakes look perfect for summer!

  35. Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen July 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    This is so creative! Love it. :)

  36. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook August 4, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    I couldn’t resist. I baked these for Taste Test Thursday and they are delicious! The Lemonade Cupcake and Strawberry Butter Cream combine to yield a perfect taste combo, with a little zing, a little sweet, and a lot of yum. Highly recommended. Thanks Laurens Mom :)

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