Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are a family favorite. I guess you know by now that my family is crazy for cupcakes! These babies are right up there next to Citrus Cupcakes with Citrus Buttercream Frosting and REESE’S Cream Cheese Swirled Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. Those are the top 3 reigning cupcakes at my house. All of these cupcake recipes are included in my best cupcake recipes.
Sometimes I make the strawberry lemonade cupcakes from scratch. Actually, once upon a time, I snubbed cake mixes like the plague. Now, I add a teaspoon or two of homemade pure vanilla extract and no one ever guesses I started with a mix.
For my Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes, I added a teaspoon of vanilla and 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice. I always use applesauce in place of the oil or butter that cake recipes call for. Just use the same amount of apple sauce as oil and you’re good to go. It will be our little secret.
For the frosting, I use my go-to cream cheese frosting. I add in 2/3 cups finely diced strawberries and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. You can also add a couple drops red food coloring if you want your frosting to be pink.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 318Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 47mgSodium 84mgCarbohydrates 60gFiber 0gSugar 58gProtein 2g
I don’t use a pastry tip to pipe the frosting on because bits of the strawberries clog up the tip. Don’t ask me how I know. I used a pastry bag without the tip and swirled away. You can spoon it on as well. It’s all good.
What’s your favorite cupcake?