The Best Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes + Frosting Recipe

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by Kara
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Serve these scrumptious RASPBERRY LEMONADE CUPCAKES at your next party, baby shower, bridal shower or special celebration! Your guests will be asking for the recipe after they try them!

Delicious raspberry lemonade cupcake recipe

Makes 12

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temp
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs, at room temp
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 packets Crystal Light® On The Go Raspberry Lemonade mix
zest of one lemon

Frosting

4 oz. Cream Cheese, at room temp
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temp
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons water
1 packet Crystal Light® On The Go Raspberry Lemonade mix

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
2. In a small bowl, whisk or sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and lemon zest with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs one at a time, beating on high speed for 30 seconds between each addition. Scrape sides of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula.
5. In a measuring cup, combine milk and lemonade. Mix well.
6. Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. (You should have 3 additions of flour and 2 additions of milk.) Mix just until flour is incorporated.
7. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (a few crumbs are fine). Cool on a wire rack. When cupcakes are completely cool, make the frosting.
8. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on high speed for 20 seconds. Slowly add confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until combined.
9. In a small measuring cup, mix water and lemonade until completely dissolved. Add lemonade mixture to the large bowl. Beat on high speed until frosting is thick and creamy.

Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “The Best Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes + Frosting Recipe

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  1. Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden

    I’ve featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

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  2. Pingback: Kara's Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

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