Homemade Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe

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On a hot summer day there's nothing like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. Well what if instead of a glass it came in a cupcake? Introducing my latest creation, lemonade cupcakes! These tasty treats have everything you love about lemonade plus frosting! Bake a batch for your upcoming picnic, barbecue or pool party. Whatever the occasion, these sweet tart cupcakes are guaranteed to please.


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Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 Cup Butter (softened)

  • 1 Cup Sugar

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Lemon Zest

  • 4 Egg Whites (room temperature)

  • 3/4 Cup Cake Flour

  • 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

  • For Frosting:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter

  • 4 Cup Powdered Sugar

  • 4 Tablespoon Lemonade Concentrate (defrosted)

  • 2 Tablespoons Buttermilk

  • Lemon Zest for Garnish

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cavity cupcake tin with baking cups.

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Step 2

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add lemon zest. Add egg whites one at a time beating after each addition.

Step 3

In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda.


Step 4

Combine buttermilk and lemon juice in a small bowl.

Step 5

Add alternately flour and buttermilk mixtures to the butter and sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until fully combined.


Step 6

Fill cupcake tins ¾ full. Bake 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

Step 7

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat all frosting ingredients until smooth and creamy. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with lemon zest. Serve and enjoy!


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Use chewy candies like starburst to make edible citrus-shaped cupcake toppers.

Image Credit: Jamie Shields
Image Credit: Jamie Shields


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