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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pink Lemonade Confetti Cupcakes



Cupcakes…. Oh how I love cupcakes! Not only do I love eating them, I love making them. I love the endless possibilities, when making cupcakes. So many flavour combinations to try, so many different frostings. And it helps that they look so pretty. A beautifully frosted cupcake will make me stop dead in my tracks. One of our favorite summer drinks is pink lemonade, so I decided to pair it with the kids favourite cake; confetti cake. We thought it was a fun way to celebrate Summer which will officially be under way on the 29th.




These cupcakes are awesome. Sweet and tart, and just plain fun. I mean who wouldn't love these pink cupcakes with the rainbow sprinkles inside? I happened to use cake mix for these, but feel free to go with your favourite white cake recipe, adding large rainbow sprinkles to the mix, before filling the muffin cups. 


 

Pink Lemonade Confetti 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.
 


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3 comments:

sue said...

Hmm... I never suspected these cupcakes would start with a cake mix, which makes these all the more tempting to try them!! I like easy!
Thanks for linking up with us once more on One Sharendipity Place!!

Sue @ thet2women.com

Laura@bakinginpyjamas said...

I love your cupcakes, they look lovely. I like the addition of pink lemonade. I found your blog on Cookin for the seven dwarfs on Show and Share Sunday.

April Tuell said...

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with Saturday Spotlight, it looks delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week, and hope to see you at the party again soon.

April