Yummy frosting-filled Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes make for a perfectly sweet summer treat!

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

I’m so ready for summer! How about y’all?! It’s been a bearable winter here in Dallas, but I know it’s been brutal and never-ending in other parts of the country, so I’m sure I’m not alone in my wishes for warmer weather.

We pretty much live by the pool during the summer, splashing around and sipping ice cold drinks! I always have a pitcher of lemonade made because nothing’s more refreshing on a hot summer day than a big ol’ glass of freshly squeezed lemonade.

I also love to have fun treats to eat during a swim party or after an al fresco summer supper. And these Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are going to be my go-to this summer, that’s for sure! They’re mmm-azing!

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Oh, and did I mention they’re filled with frosting?!

Yes! Yes! Yes! Frosting-filled cupcakes are my fave!

Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 24 mins
  • Total Time: 49 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Yummy frosting-filled strawberry lemonade cupcakes make for a perfectly sweet summer treat!


Ingredients

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  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 11/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 11/2 large juiced lemons)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup seeded strawberry jam
  • lemon slices for garnishing, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  2. In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the butter for about 90 seconds. Let set for 5 minutes and then stir in the sugar. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and milk, and stir gently until batter is smooth and creamy.
  4. Divide batter evenly among the liners in the prepared cupcake pan, filling each one almost full. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. With the mixer on low speed, add 2 cups powdered sugar and then 1 tablespoon milk until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then add 2 more cups powdered sugar and another tablespoon of milk. Add remaining 3 cups powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk until well combined. Add jam and mix until just combined then turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat frosting until thick and fluffy. Transfer frosting to a plastic bag fitted with a decorating tip.
  6. Once the cupcakes are cooled, carve the center out of each cupcake with a pairing knife. Cut the pointy tip off the bottom of the removed center so that you can put the top back on the cupcake. Fill the center of each cupcake with a few teaspoons of frosting. Replace the top of the cut out piece of cupcake. Pipe frosting onto the top of each cupcake and garnish with a lemon slice and straw, if desired.
  7. Notes: Store cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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    1. Hi Kay! I don’t provide nutrition info on my recipes, but there are several nutrition calculators on the internet you could use to calculate it with based on the exact ingredients you are using. Hope this helps!

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