Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

By Jan 25, 2015May 1st, 20153 Comments

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I don’t consider myself a baker. Quite frankly, I have no idea where all of the gadgets in my kitchen came from. Perhaps wedding presents. Let’s go with that.

What I lack in actual baking skills, I make up for in my ability to understand and follow directions, while knowing where I want to make changes to a recipe. On a recent trip through Pinterest, I came across super cute Pink Lemonade Cupcakes! They were all so cute, and since we are buried in winter, it sounded like a nice little happy pick-me-up. As kid friendly dessert recipes go, this is tops – what kid doesn’t love pink lemonade and cupcakes?

Everything you could want in a dessert, in one cute cupcake. Pink lemonade cupcakes are easy to bake and yummy to eat.

Pink Lemonade Cupcake Recipe

When I say these are super easy to make, I don’t lie.


  • 1 Duncan Hines White Cake Mix + Ingredients listed On The Box
    (I substituted veggie oil with coconut oil)
  • 3 Tbsp. Dry Pink Lemonade
  • 1.5 Tbsp. Lemon Extract
  • 2 drops of red food coloring (this of course is optional, I wanted a bit more pink)
  • 1 Can of vanilla frosting
  • 1 container pink sugar (again optional)

Pink lemonade flavor for your cupcakes is as easy as adding lemon extract and pink lemonade mix to your plain, boring cake mix.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Follow box cake directions and mix in pink lemonade and lemon extract. When mixed, add 2 drops red food color and mix about a minute more. Once mixed, drop 3 1/2 tablespoons of mix into each cupcake liner. Bake for about 15 min.

Pink lemonade cupcakes are a perfect way to add a touch of spring to your day anytime of the year.

The hardest part of making cupcakes is waiting for them to cool. The kids and I just wanted to munch them up! Once cooled, frost, dust with pink sugar and enjoy.

Pink sugar is the perfect finishing touch for these yummy, pink lemonade cupcakes.

*Be sure to head on over to YouTube for tutorials on cute ways to frost cupcakes. I watched way too many.

**Adapted from Make Bake Celebrate.

About napwarden

Cynthia started her one stop shop for everything from blog design to custom illustration and logo creation 3 years ago. Over 100 blog designs later, and many late night dates with her Macbook Pro, NW Designs has become her full time job. You can find her at NW Designs or NapWarden