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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lemonade Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting


I knew I wanted to make cupcakes for our Easter dessert, but coming up with the perfect spring flavored cupcake was difficult.  I had finally settled on Key Lime Cupcakes but couldn't decide on a frosting.  While looking through cookbooks and Pinterest, I came upon a Raspberry Frosting that I knew I HAD to make, but I wasn't sold on putting Raspberries and Key Lime together.  Enter my next quest... the perfect cupcake to go with Raspberry Buttercream...(are you beginning to understand my cupcake dilemna?).  I happened upon a recipe for Lemonade Cupcakes in one of my Southern Living Cupcakes.  What better to go with Raspberry?  This is a GREAT spring flavor combination. 

Lemonade Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

1 (12 oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
1 package white cake mix
8 oz. sour cream
1 (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
3 eggs

Combine concentrate, cake mix, sour cream and cream cheese and eggs in a mixing bowl.  mix on LOW until ingredients are moistened.  Beat on HIGH for 3 minutes, scraping sides as needed.  Spoon batter into lined muffin tins.  Fill 3/4 full.

Bake at 325 for 20 - 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.  Cool in pans for 5 minutes.  Remove from pans and place on wire rack.  Cool completely before frosting.

Raspberry Frosting

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
6 oz. fresh raspberries (rinsed and dried completely)
1 t vanilla
1/8 t salt
32 oz. confectioners sugar

Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. 
Gradually add powdered sugar, blending well after each addition.
Frost cooled cupcakes using 1M tip.



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12 comments:

  1. they look so cute and i bet they were refreshing :) perfect spring dessert

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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  2. I've never had Raspberry Buttercream, but my favorite part of cake is the icing. Your cupcakes look mouthwatering, and I bet they were a hit when you served them. Thanks so much for dropping by Your Cozy Home Party to share your recipe with others.

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  3. Oh wow these sound fantastic! I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-2.html. I hope to see you there!

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  4. I just want to have a tea party reading this recipe. Too much fun. please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

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  5. Yum! Two of my favorite flavors combined!! Might have to try these! :)

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  6. These are so delicious looking! I followed you over from Chef-in-Training and would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  7. Hi Jenny! I know I commented before, but just dropping by again to let you know your wonderful cupcakes were featured in My Saturday Picks today. Thanks for sharing this great recipe at my party this week!

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    1. Shannon, thanks for the feature!!

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  8. These look so spring time yum! I love to cook and find new recipes. Excited to follow you. Hope you will follow me too :)
    http://betty-southerngrace.blogspot.com

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  9. Seriously have to try these! Thanks for sharing!
    Newest follower!...found you at TT&J!

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