Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Tonight, Katie and I are throwing Kennedy a bridal shower.  We are really excited and think that it will be a blast!  I tried out a recipe and am blown away by the results. :)

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

For the cupcakes

1 lemon cake mix and the ingredients that it calls for
1 lemon, juiced and zested. (both divided)

For the Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup pureed strawberries
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar (adjust to achieve desired consistency)

for the cupcakes
Prepare the cupcakes as directed, only add half of the lemon juice and zest.  Bake and let cook.

for the frosting

Cream butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy.  Then add in the strawberries, vanilla and lemon juice and remaining zest.  Mix on low speed until combined.  *  Gradually add in the powdered sugar and mix until combined.  Then beat on medium speed until light and fluffy for an additional 3-5 minutes.  Add more powdered sugar if necessary. :)

If you want to pipe the frosting on (like is shown in the picture), you may want to double the recipe, and add more powdered sugar.


Megan and Jared said...

love this! going to try it the first chance i get!

Steph Romney said...

Oh my heck those sound divine. i want to make those tonight.