Bethanie B just had a birthday so when a girl has a birthday she needs pink cupcakes. So thats what I made her. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with Pink Icing..... A big happy Birthday to Bethanie. This recipe was found at real mom kitchen who presented her photos very nicely. Pink lemonade cupcakes and a lemonade drink.... another keeper and will make these again this summer.
one package of white cake mix
1 small package (3.4 ounce) vanilla pudding mix
3 TBSP of pink lemonade drink mix (Country Time Pink Lemonade mix)
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp lemon zest
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup oil
4 egg whites
6 drops of pink food coloring (if using gel, just use a little at a time until you get the shade you want
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 TBSP milk
1 tsp vanilla
Zest on one/half lemon
about 1 pound of confectioners sugar (maybe a little more)
In a large bowl combine the cake mix, pudding mix and the country time drink mix and whisk this together. Add the sour cream, lemon zest, water, oil and the egg whites and mix with mixer for a couple of minutes. Adding a little at a time the food coloring or food gel to get the shade of pink you want. Batter is thick so use a strong mixer. Scoop batter into paper lined cupcake pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before starting to frost.
I cut the icing ingredients in half. If you want more then just add 1/2 more of each ingredient of the icing. I made 24 cupcakes and had a container that holds 3 1/2 cups of icing left over. If I were making and icing a layer cake I would double the ingredients. This icing doesn't harden. The next day the icing was still soft to the touch.
Prepare your frosting by creaming the butter, shortening, pink lemonade concentrate and zest of half a lemon together until light and fluffy. Very slowly add some of the confectioners sugar and slowly start to mix. Not to fast or you will be looking like a white ghost! Keep adding the confectioners sugar until the consistency is reached. If you are going to be using a piping bag with a tip you will want your icing quite thick. Add the food coloring or gel a little bit until it is the shade of pink you want. PRINT RECIPE
Happy Baking my friends, and thanks for the visit Andi