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Day 267 – Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

24 Apr

With the exception of the (somewhat biting) wind we have in New York, it definitely looks a lot like Spring.  Flowers are blooming.  The sun in shining.  And what better way to refresh than with a nice glass of lemonade?  Right?  So, I think these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes (recipe below from Sweet Cheeks in the Kitchen) will be a great addition!

Pink-Lemon-Cupcake     Mini-Pink-Lemon-cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and sticky. They have a surprisingly strong lemonade flavor. And a beautiful pink color. They have a bit of a strange aftertaste though. Like the aftertaste you get after having a glass of lemonade that isn’t sweetened enough. It’s almost bitter…

Pink-Lemonade-frosting

The frosting is thick and smooth. It’s very tart, which is a little shocking, cause there isn’t that much lemonade in it. It’s plenty sugary though too. So you don’t get the same bitter flavor that the cupcakes give.

Pink-Lemonade-Cupcake     Mini-Pink-Lemonade-Cupcake

Together they have just the right amount of sweet and tart. They really work together to give that pink lemonade flavor.

Pink-Lemonade-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18.5

Mini-Pink-Lemon-top

RECIPE

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes (recipe from Sweet Cheeks in the Kitchen)

Cupcakes:

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 c. thawed frozen Pink Lemonade Concentrate
  • 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • Pink food coloring

Frosting:

  • 3 c. + 3 Tbsp. confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. pink lemonade concentrate
  • Pink food coloring

For directions visit Sweet Cheeks in the Kitchen.

*Tomorrow: Mojito Cupcakes*

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