Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes - SRC

In search of something to make for a co workers birthday, I began browsing, Hun What's for Dinner,   my assigned SRC blog for the month of June.  What's SRC you ask?  Secret Recipe Club is a fun monthly cooking group.  You can learn more about it here.

Cindy of Hun What's for Dinner says she married a chef dreaming of 5 star dinners.  Only to become an accomplish cook and baker herself.  She's won several awards and cooking competitions. Her blog had so many great recipes to choose from.  I've bookmarked several, including this yummy recipe for Bananas Foster French Toast.    I was intrigued by the recipe for Pink Lemonade Cupcakes.  Who doesn't love pink lemonade?  Seems likely it would help make a delicious, moist cupcake.   The frosting was my favorite part of this recipe, it's tart and delicious. These would be fun cupcakes for a little girl's birthday party. 



Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

1 box Funfetti Cake mix
3 eggs
1/4 C oil
1 C pink lemonade concentrate
1/3 C butter
5-6 C powdered sugar
3 Tbs pink lemonade concentrate
rainbow sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners and set aside. In a bowl mix together the cake mix, eggs, oil, and 1 C of pink lemonade concentrate. Mix until well combined; then beat for 2 minutes. Fill each paper cup 2/3 full and bake for 12-15 minutes; until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes, before removing to a wire rack. Cool to room temperature. In your mixers bowl, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter until light and fluffy. On the lowest setting, slowly add the powdered sugar, 1 C at a time, beating well after each addition. Once all powdered sugar has been added, increase to highest speed and slowly add in 3 Tbs of pink lemonade concentrate. Beat until very fluffy; about 5 minutes. Place a pipping bag, or large zip top bag, into a deep glass; folding over the top edge. Fill the bag with the frosting. Snip a fairly large hole in the tip of the bag. Using a circular motion, pipe the frosting on top of each cupcake. Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles immediately.


14 comments:

  1. I LOVE these! Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

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  2. What beautiful cupcakes! I'll definitely check out Cindy's blog, too.

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  3. The frosting is my favourite part of this recipe too, LOL. I am so glad you enjoyed browsing my blog and the cupcakes!

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  4. Hi Julie,
    Great to be cooking with you again! Your Pink Lemonade Cupcakes look delicious. Thanks for sharing, this recipe is a great choice for the SRC!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Love pink lemonade cupcakes! They look delicious and I bet your coworkers loved them! Great choice for the SRC!

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  6. What fun cupcakes, and how totally perfect for summer!! Great choice!

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  7. I am going to try this using a gluten free yellow cake mix! It sounds delicious!

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  8. Pink lemonade sounds like summer!

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  9. They sound perfect for a summer party! It can just imagine the bright flavor of the cupcakes and frosting.

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  10. It always dangerous for me to look at dessert recipes at night - I get so hungry! These look great and good choice for SRC this month!!

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  11. Hi Julie,
    Your pink lemonade cupcakes look wonderful. The picture is making me want one right now! I love that it starts with funfetti cake mix. The recipe would be perfect for a girl's party and a ladies tea.

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