This recipe has some fun and unique ingredients in it, for cupcakes. It is still extremely simple, but it does have a few ingredients you wouldn’t really think about putting in cupcakes.
One of those ingredients is a powdered lemonade mix. We used raspberry because our cupcakes are raspberry lemonade, but you could easily switch it out.
Here are a few others we recommend:
could i make this in a pan, instead of into cupcakes?
You could easily make this into a pan of cake, rather than individual cupcakes.
You will need to increase the cooking time by about 8-10 minutes if you choose to do this. But for the most part, the recipe should transfer over just fine.
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3 Tablespoons sweetened raspberry lemonade drink mix (we used Country Time Lemonade powdered mix)
1 cup sour cream
1 lemon (zest)
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs (whites)
3 drops red food coloring
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (divided)
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup shortening
1 lemon (zest)
1/2 cup frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate (thawed)
2 Tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (2 pound) package powdered sugar
4 drops red food coloring
In a large bowl, whisk cake mix, pudding mix, and drink mix together. Add sour cream, lemon zest, water, oil, and egg whites to the dry mix.
Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for about two minutes. Add drops of food coloring and mix in. Fold in 1 cup of the raspberries and mix gently to incorporate.
Scoop batter into 24 lined muffin tins.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in one comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting the cupcakes.
Prepare the frosting by creaming butter, shortening, and lemon zest together. Then add lemonade concentrate, milk and vanilla with a mixer. Beat until smooth. Gradually add the sugar, mixing well until light and fluffy. Beat in the food coloring.
Pipe frosting onto the cupcakes. Top with a fresh raspberry on each cupcake. Enjoy!
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