Creamy Dreamy Lemonade Cupcakes

Creamy Dreamy Lemonade Cupcakes

Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a favorite recipe. Nothing says summertime like lemonade, except Lemonade Cupcakes. These sunny cupcakes will brighten up any party.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

cupcakes

Cupcakes
1 1/4
cups water
1/2
cup presweetened lemonade flavor drink mix
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
3
eggs
Frosting
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter, softened
3
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup presweetened lemonade flavor drink mix
3
tablespoons milk
2
or 3 drops yellow food color, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. Pour water into large bowl. Add 1/2 cup lemonade drink mix; mix well. Add remaining cake ingredients; beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl as necessary until mixture is smooth. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat all frosting ingredients except food color with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. If necessary, add a little more milk until mixture is spreadable. For a yellow frosting, beat in a few drops yellow food color. Refrigerate until ready to frost cupcakes.
  5. Frost cooled cupcakes. Refrigerator until ready to serve. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For streaks of yellow in the white frosting, add a few drops food color to the side of a decorating bag. Fill with frosting and pipe onto cupcakes. This will give you a white and yellow streaked frosting.
For extra lemon flavor, add a sprinkle of grated fresh lemon peel on the top of each cupcake.
Fresh mint makes a nice garnish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.