Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

These cupcakes are pretty in pink with just the right amount of pucker. Fresh lemon zest is the secret to their citrusy flavor. Sweet and just a little tart, they’ll remind you of summer any time of year.
  • Prep45 min
  • Total Time1 hr 30 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount24 cupcakes


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place baking cups in muffin pan cavities.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a second large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and lemon zest; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling grid to cool completely.
  5. For icing, beat butter, shortening, zest and juice with electric mixer in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. If desired, color icing with rose icing color.
  6. Pipe or spread icing onto cooled cupcakes. Garnish with lemon wedges, if using.


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