Easy Lemonade Cupcakes {recipe}

How to Make this Easy Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe is a snap.  The recipe is perfect for Spring and has a secret ingredient for super moist cupcakes – pudding mix.   Achieving great frosting is easier than you’d think too, you just need a ziplock back with the end cup off.  So, wow your family and friends with these luscious lemony cupcakes that look and taste too delicious to be easy.   There’s no better way to welcome spring than with cupcakes, right?

easy lemonade cupcake

Easy Lemonade Cupcakes

Easy Lemonade Cupcakes {recipe}
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Recipe type: Easy Lemonade Cupcakes
Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: 24
 
Easy Lemonade Cupcake Recipe perfect for Spring.
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes
  • 1 box of lemon cake mix {I used Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix}
  • 1 3.4 oz box of lemon instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 TBS presweetened lemonade flavor drink mix {I used Smuckers}
  • Frosting
  • ¼ cup presweetened lemonade flavor drink mix {I used Smuckers}
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 stick of butter- softened
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 drops yellow food color {I used more because my lemonade mix was pink}
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan.
  3. Blend cupcake ingredients until moistened and stir until lumps are gone and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Pour Batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Let cool.
  5. *To make the cupcakes, follow the directions on the back of the box, and add one extra egg, the pudding mix and lemonade mix.
  6. Frosting:
  7. Stir lemonade mix and water until mix is dissolved in small bowl.
  8. In large bowl, beat butter, whipping cream and lemonade mixture until creamy.
  9. Beat in powdered sugar and food color until well blended.
  10. Frost cupcakes. Insert Washi Tape Straws.
Notes
Add frosting to bag, snip end and pipe onto cooled cupcakes for finished look!

How To Easy Washi Tape Flags

washi tape flags

Using Washi Tape flags is one of my favorite ways to embellish cupcakes, and making them is super easy.  Simply lay a toothpick on a roll of wash tape, fold the tape over onto itself, and then cut.  Then, fold the ends together and snip a little “V” going towards the toothpick so that you get a flag at the end with the same angles and lengths!

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