Sunday, June 12, 2016

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

For the June edition of Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned, Nichole of Cookaholic Wife.  Nichole says, " I get a great sense of satisfaction when in the kitchen, whether it be cooking or baking, although baking is what I do to relax. Nothing makes me happier than feeding people. It's not enough to cook dinner for Tom and I throughout the week. I bring baked goods into work nearly every Monday morning."  Now this is the kind of coworker we all wish we had!!

The trend here at Little Bit of Everything has been to bake using cake mixes and today's post is no exception.  For June's Secret Recipe Club, I wanted to find a "summer" recipe.   I love all things pink and these cupcakes caught my eye.  What a fun recipe for a picnic or little girl's birthday party.  These cupcakes were fun and easy to put together and oh so delicious!



Pink Lemonade Funfetti Cupcakes
Recipe adapted slightly from Cookaholic Wife
Yield: 20 cupcakes

Ingredients:
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 1/2 single-serve packets of Crystal Light Pink Lemonade drink mix (I used raspberry Crystal Light)
    • 18.9 oz. box funfetti cake mix
    • 1 stick of melted butter (Nichole's recipe used applesauce, much healthier!)
    • zest from 1/2 a lemon
    • 1 drop pink food coloring  (I didn't need this)
    • sprinkles
Directions:
1. Stir together the water and the pink lemonade mix.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 and line cupcake tins with paper liners.
3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the cake mix, applesauce, lemon zest, vegetable oil, food coloring and pink-lemonade mixture. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined.
4. Scoop the batter into the cupcake pans. Top with additional sprinkles and bake for 22 minutes.
5. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

I topped these with cream cheese frosting and additional sprinkles.

 
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10 comments:

  1. Wow! So pink. I could see bringing those to a baby shower for a baby girl. So fun. Thanks for posting, Julie.

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  2. The granddaughter would love these pink cupcakes!

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  3. Adorable little morsels of goodness.

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  4. Haha my coworkers are so spoiled! Glad you liked them!

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  5. My granddaughter loves pink and would certainly enjoy this cute cupcakes.

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  6. What fun cupcakes! And in my favorite color. 😀

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  7. Makes me wish I had granddaughters instead of grandsons :) They look wonderful, Julie!

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  8. Oh I love these so much!! My 2 1/2 year old would LOOOVE them! :) Will have to make with her sometime this summer. Maybe for her September birthday.

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  9. So pretty, and so summery! I can see why the recipe caught your eye.

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