Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pink Lemonade cupcakes

I found this recipe, of all places, in the magazine my utilities company sent me.  I've tried several recipes form their recipe collection of all have been pretty good.  This turned out really good but soooooooo tart! I'm posting the adjusted recipe with cut backs on pink lemonade mix.

Pink Lemondae Cupcakes (24 cupcakes)
1 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/8 cup powdered pink lemonade mix
4 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
cooking spray
Pink Lemonade Frosting

  1. Preheat oven to 340 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and lemonade mix at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition
  4. In small bowl, combine flour, baking pwoder and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  5. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.
  6. Place cupcake paper sin two 12-cup muffin pans and coat with cooking spray
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes or until wooden pick insrted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely.
  9. Frost with Pink Lemonade.  Decorate with sprinkles.
That's some pink batter!
Pink Lemonade Frosting
1/8 cup powdered pink lemonade mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
2-3 tbs whipping cream
1 package (16 oz) powdered sugar
  1. Dissolve pink lemonade mix in 3 tbs water
  2. Beat butter, lemonade mixture and whipping cream at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended.
  4. Beat at high speed two minutes or until creamy

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