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Lemonade PEEPS® Cupcakes

Lemonade PEEPS® Cupcakes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24

Homemade lemon buttercream on top of lemon cupcakes is even more delicious when capped off with tangy lemonade marshmallow PEEPS® chicks! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ lemon cake mix
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Lemon Buttercream

1
cup butter, softened
6
cups powdered sugar
4
to 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
to 4 tablespoons milk

Garnish

Yellow coarse decorating sugar
24
PEEPS® sweet lemonade flavored marshmallow chicks
24
straws

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake as directed on box for cupcakes. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, make Lemon Buttercream. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons of the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the milk. Beat until smooth, adding more lemon juice and milk as necessary to reach a smooth, spreadable consistency.
  • 3
    Spoon buttercream into decorating bag fitted with large open star tip. Pipe frosting on cupcakes. Top each cupcake with coarse decorating sugar and a PEEPS® chick. Cut about 4 inches off bottom of each straw; discard. Poke straw into each cupcake.

Expert Tips

  • Swap out the lemon cake mix for white cake mix, if desired.
  • Check out other PEEPS® inspired recipes!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
37g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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