Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes w/ Lime Frosting

Lately, I have been finding all sorts of great dessert and sweet recipes to try out. This is one of the recipes that I tried out this weekend on our friends, who came over for a wine & dessert party. I made 7 different sweet treats & literally spent all day Friday and some of the day yesterday in the kitchen. I didn't mind though, as I love to cook and bake. 

This recipe has been adapted from Real Mom Kitchen. I decided to give the pink lemonade cupcakes a lime frosting but you could also adapt this recipe and give your cupcakes a lemon frosting which would work great with the pink lemonade flavor of the cupcake.


Cake:
1 package white cake mix
1 package instant vanilla pudding (small size)
3 Tablespoons Country Time Pink Lemonade
1 cup light sour cream
2 tsp. lemon zest
¾ cup water
¾ cup oil
4 egg whites
Pink food coloring

Frosting:
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup shortening
½ cup frozen lime concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla, clear
1-2 teaspoons lime juice
2 lbs. powdered sugar
1 drop green food coloring
3 drops yellow food coloring

Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, vanilla pudding and drink mix. Add sour cream, lemon zest, water, oil and egg whites. Beat using an electric mixer until combined.

2. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack, allowing cupcakes to completely cool before frosting.

3. To make frosting: Cream butter & shortening. Add lime concentrate, milk, vanilla and lime juice. Beat with mixer until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar until fluffy. Add food coloring.

4. To pipe frosting onto cupcakes, use a Wilton 1M tip. Start from the outer edge of the cupcake and swirl to the inside. 



 This recipe has been adapted from Real Mom Kitchen

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