Day 287 – Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

14 May
Some Wednesdays need a little pick-me-up.  Yesterday I was feeling a little less than great.  A little under the weather.  And, thanks to the mini cupcake baking in my belly, no cold meds for me!  So today, I definitely wanted something refreshing and light.  And these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes (recipe below from The Daily Recipe) looked just refreshing enough.
Pink-Lemon-Cupcake     Mini-Pink-Lemon-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and chewy. They have a strong lemonade flavor. Not overly sweet, and a little tart.

Pink-Lemonade-Frosting

The frosting is very thick. It has a buttery lemonade flavor. Sweet, tart and creamy.

Note: I added just a dash of milk because the frosting was going to be too thick to pipe.

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

Together it’s sweet a tart. Refreshing with a little bite. I want a little more lemon flavor, perhaps lemon zest or lemon juice.

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-Lemonade-top

RECIPE
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes (recipe from The Daily Recipe)
Cupcakes:
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch 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
  • 2 or more drops red food coloring

Lemonade Buttercream:

  • 3 c. + 3 Tbsp. confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. pink lemonade concentrate
  • Red food coloring
For directions visit The Daily Recipe.
*Tomorrow: Root Beer Float Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 287 – Pink Lemonade Cupcakes”

  1. sophiebowns May 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    LOVE this idea!

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