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Summer Dessert Recipe: Lemonade Mini Cupcakes

 Pink lemonade Kool Aid cupcakes are a fun summer dessert your family will love. Tart and cool, with a taste you’ll remember from childhood. Find more great recipes from Karen on her blog, Baking in a  Tornado.

These cupcakes sound like the perfect thing to bake for a summer dessert for a party… or anytime. The pink frosting and yellow cake give them a retro feel, and the taste is just delicious!

Lemonade Mini Cupcake Recipe


Ingredients, 48 Cupcakes:

1 stick butter, softened
2 cups cake flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt 
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp lemon extract
4 eggs
1 tsp Pink Lemonade Kool Aid powder (about half of a .23 oz pkg)

Ingredients, Frosting:
3/4 stick butter, softened
2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
the rest of the Pink Lemonade Kool Aid powder 
2 tsp raspberry extract
3 TBSP orange juice
1 TBSP light corn syrup
Directions, Cupcakes:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 48 mini cupcake tins with non-stick spray.
*Gently blend all of the cake ingredients with a beater on low. Once all is incorporated, beat on high for 2 minutes.
*Divide the batter into all of the mini cupcake tins and bake for 12 minutes or until the center springs back to the touch.
*Immediately run a knife around the edge of the cupcakes and remove from the tins. Cool completely.

Directions, Frosting:
*Gently blend all frosting ingredients with a beater on low. Once all is incorporated, beat on high until creamy. You may need to add a little more juice to get the consistency you want, but I made mine fairly thick.
*Spread or pipe frosting onto completely cooled cupcakes and enjoy these pink lemonade Kool Aid cupcakes!

Karen BakingInATornado

Karen is a former Director of Social Service, Retail Buyer, and SAHM to two teens about to attempt adjusting to being an empty-nester. She blogs and shares recipes at BakingInATornado. Karen’s been featured on multiple websites including Mamapedia, Scary Mommy, GenerationFabulous, Foodies Network, Wellnez TV, Better After 50, and Treat a Day. She’s affiliated with the Culinary Content Network and is a Contributor on Felicity Huffman’s website What the Flicka. She’s been published in the Life Well Blogged series and in the book The Mother of all Meltdowns.

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Karen @BakingInATornado

Friday 6th of June 2014

Thanks for the feature here on the Boulevard!

Anne Parris

Friday 6th of June 2014

My kids want me to make these. There goes my diet!

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