Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

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These cupcakes scream summer! They taste just like a refreshing strawberry lemonade. They are light, fluffy, sweet and tart. Not to mention they are so easy to make! Kid tested and approved too!

What you need;
For the cake:
1 box of strawberry cake mix (follow directions on the box)
1 box of vanilla pudding mix (this is optional but makes the cupcakes super moist)
For the lemon buttercream icing:
1\2 c vegetable shortening
1/2 c butter, softened
2 tbls fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
4 cups powdered sugar

How to make;
Line muffin tins with cupcake liners, mix cake mix using the directions on the box. Stir in pudding mix until incorporated. Follow baking temp and time from box. Cool completely. Cream together shortening and butter. Add lemon zest and juice. Slowly add sugar until all combined. Ice cupcakes and enjoy!

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I put my icing in a freezer bag and cut the tip of the bag so I can pipe the icing on the cupcakes. I have fresh mint from my garden so a mint garnish was necessary. These would be great for a summer bbq or birthday party!

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I decided to start a blog because I am a natural “sharer”. I love to share ideas, recipes, thoughts and opinions with everyone I know. I am a working mother with two busy toddlers. I enjoy finding ways to save money and be thrifty. I’m a coupon clipper, sale shopper and DIY enthusiast. I love to cook, decorate, craft and try new things. I'm a Pinterest addict! I love to make homemade gifts and I make and sell Infinity Scarves in my Etsy Store. I recently started a new business, I partnered with two world renowned Doctor's to help people achieve the best skin of their life. I’m just a regular gal who enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, decorating, crafting, helping people and trying new things. I hope you enjoy my blog and maybe pick up a few tips or learn something new. You never know when “simple” can turn into “something”.

2 responses »

  1. Since I got to test these cupcakes made by Kelsey, I have to say they are absolutely delicious. The perfect summer treat for picnics, reunions or graduation parties. I will add these to my list of cupcake recipes. Great cupcakes Kelsey!

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