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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.

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

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Scoring Sheet:

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

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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*

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.

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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

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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*

Day 261 – Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Buttercream

18 Apr

Well, the weather may not agree, but it is Spring.  Most of us have only experienced hints of it so far.  But it’s there.  Hidden.  Under the frost, it seems.  But maybe these Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Buttercream (recipe below from That Skinny Chick Can Bake) will bring it out.  At least a little.

Vanilla-Cupcake     Mini-Vanilla-Cupcake

The cupcakes are airy and a little sticky, with a light crunch on top. They have a sugary vanilla flavor, almost like a sugar cookie. Simple and sweet.

Pink-Lemonade-frosting

The frosting is very thick and creamy. It wasn’t as pink as I was expecting, more of a pale baby pink, but it’s pretty. The lemonade flavor is surprisingly strong. It’s got a big, sugary lemon kick.

Vanilla-Lemonade-Cupcake     Mini-Vanilla-Pink-Lemon

Together they have just the right balance. The sweet, simple cupcake really cuts the tartness of the frosting, but they don’t mask one another. They complement each other quite well. This is a great Spring or Summer cupcake. Cute, refreshing and simple.

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Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 19.5

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RECIPE

Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Buttercream (recipe from That Skinny Chick Can Bake)

Cupcakes:
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Buttercream:
  • 1 ½ sticks or 12 ounces butter, at room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons pink lemonade concentrate, from frozen concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • milk or half and half, as needed

For directions visit That Skinny Chick Can Bake.

*Tomorrow: Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting*

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