8.20.2009

Happy Lemonade Day!

I found out a little late in the day that August 20th is National Lemonade Day! I really wanted to get in on the fun so I decided to make these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes. Aren't they just the cutest!

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Makes 18 cupcakes

I used a basic yellow cake mix for this.

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 1/4 cups milk
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pure lemon extract
3 large eggs

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Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix on low for 30 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.

Fill lined muffin tins about 2/3 full and place into a 350 degree oven for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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You will also need an 8oz can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate and 3/4 cups confectioners sugar.

While cupcakes are still warm poke several holes in the top of each one. I used a chopstick but you can also use a fork. Combine the pink lemonade and the sugar. Pour into the holes.

I topped the cupcakes of with some fresh whipping cream to which I added 1 tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of lemon extract.

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I love all of the terrific lemon flavor going on in these! They would also be nice with a fluffy whipped frosting.

Happy Lemonade Day!

43 comments:

KennyT said...

So beautiful!

HannahBanana aka Amanda said...

They sound so good! They would be beautiful at a little girl's birthday party or baby shower!

♥peachkins♥ said...

They are cute! and Happy Lemonade Day to you!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Bet they are refreshing and yummy.
xoxo

Jenn said...

Cute cupcake. It's like the lemon slice is the sun rising over the clouds. Pass one down!

Angie's Recipes said...

Better late than never! The cupcake looks beautiful.

Angie's Recipes

nora@ffr said...

happy lemonade to you too ;) hehe.. they look so pretty!!
cheers!!

Queen B. said...

Oh Ungourmet...
those appear to be Oh So Gourmet !
Those are simply beautiful photos !
Oh my gosh, I have gone into camera withdrawl :(
My new one should arrive Monday.

Adam said...

I like your basic yellow recipe. Really easy and it looks great. Happy Lemonade Day to you too :)

Donna-FFW said...

They do look adorable. So pretty.

5 Star Foodie said...

These cupcakes are just gorgeous! They look so moist and delicious and I love the pearls on top!

Selba said...

Wow! Wonderful cupcakes with lemonade! I wanna to give a try the recipe :)

Stephanie said...

Those look so pretty! Where'd you find such fat sprinkles? I love them!

I can imagine these were so moist and lemony with the poke and pour method! I want to try these! YUMM!

MaRiN said...

Love them! Where did you get the cute muffin liners? They are perfect for these!

TheKitchenWitch said...

My kids would go NUTS over these!

Cathy said...

Love lemon so these are right up my alley. Happy Lemonade Day to you too, Kim.

Jamie said...

National Lemonade Day? Who woulda thunk? But, boy of boy, those are gorgeous cupcakes and I'll bet they are so good! Love lemon and the recipes are perfect!

Randi Troxell said...

oh i so wish i could have one now... i love cupcakes!!

noble pig said...

These are seriously adorable! I love them...love them!

Rosie said...

Yummy! Happy belated Lemonade Day!

ck said...

Who gets to eat all of these beautiful creations? Because if you're handing them out to the neighbors, I would like to suggest a move towards the DC area...

(And what a great idea to make holes in the cake to infuse with the lemonade.)

Mary said...

Kim, they are just beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Megan said...

Love the way you decorated these! They look so sophisticated!

Reeni♥ said...

These are so pretty! Happy Lemonade Day!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Who doesn't love lemonade? Such adorable cupcakes :-) Nice work.

Mimi said...

Those look perfect!

Joyce said...

I think that these have my name on them for sure:)
Joyce

Kate said...

Beautiful cupcakes!! Wonderful photography. Anything with lemon is refreshing to me!

Pam said...

Darn, I'm behind on my blog reading and I missed lemonade day!

burpandslurp said...

oh! How pretty!
And is this Irish music I hear? Hee hee!

Katy ~ said...

These are absolutely adorable! And anything with lemon is made just for me. Love the pearl candies on these.

Palidor said...

They are very cute, and elegantly decorated!

Pam said...

I love lemon anything - these look so cute and delicious.

BarbaraJean said...

You make my mouth water... wish you lived next door!

Joanne said...

These sound incredibly adorable! I love that you poured in the pink lemonade so it gets infused. I should try that with cinnamon sugar as well.

Faith said...

These are beautiful and I bet they're so moist from the pink lemonade glaze...yum!

Natashya said...

They are adorable! I love the pearls on top.

marie*jolie said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest to you today! What a darling baking project... makes my mouth pucker just looking at them. They are so pretty! I think food should make us smile, and these do the trick.

apparentlyjessy said...

Those certainly are some cute cupcakes! I like the sound of the pink lemonade flavour!

Lynn said...

Your cupcakes are gorgeous. You have a real knack for decorating them. I've never seen these pearly kind of candies before; I'm thinking you'd find them in a baking store?

Little Miss Baker said...

Kim how fun! I have this recipe on my blog too :) hehe I should make them and actually take pics too. Your little pearls are beautiful! Nice work my friend!

Little Miss Baker said...

PS can't wait for the middle of the month for something fun :)

girlichef said...

These are absolutely adorable! I never knew there was a National Lemonade Day!

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