It’s summer and pink lemonade cupcakes are the perfect dessert. I used a boxed cake mix for this, who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when the temperature goes up? Not me, a hot kitchen is not fun in the summer.
These pink lemonade cupcakes are refreshing and light enough for dessert after grilling. I made buttercream frosting and added a dash of pink food color. My buttercream frosting recipe can be found on one of my earlier posts. I made 2 batches of frosting, one with only food color added and the other with 3 tablespoons of pink lemonade concentrate added. If you are looking for more of the lemonade taste add the concentrate to the frosting. Either way it turns out great!
15 Minute Prep Time 18 Minute Bake Time 18 Cupcakes
1 box Better Crocker SuperMoist vanilla cake mix
3/4 cup frozen (thawed) pink lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Pink food color – optional
Line muffin tin with paper baking cups (18)
Prepare the cake batter as directed on the box, mixing the cake mix, 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate, 1/2 cup oil, the water, eggs and food color
Fill the baking cups 2/3 full
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean