Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

I figured I would show you the recipe I used for the cupcakes at the Pinkalicious party.
I wanted a pink lemonade style cupcake to go with theme.  I found this one from The Busty Baker and adapted it to what I had on hand.

Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Makes 12 cupcakes
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 egg
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
2 tsp grated lemon zest
3 tbsp and 1/4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup raspberry puree

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, butter, and egg until smooth. Add yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice and raspberry puree beating until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating just until smooth.
Scoop into liners, filling cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 22 to 25 minutes or until tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on rack. 

For the frosting, I found a yummy sounding recipe at The Cupcakery.

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

4 oz. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. whole milk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and salt for about 30 seconds.

2. Add half of the powdered sugar and the milk to the butter and beat again until combined. Scrape down the bowl.

3. Add the remainder of the powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice. Beat until combined. Scrape down the bowl again.

4. Beat on high speed for 5-6 minutes or until the frosting is fluffy.

5. It is preferable to use the frosting on the same day you make it, but it can keep in the refrigerator for 3 days if tightly wrapped. Make sure and stir the buttercream well before using to get the air bubbles out of the frosting and then pipe onto completely cooled cupcakes.

The cupcakes were very lemony and sweet.  It was a great mix and everyone seemed to like them.



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Danae - The Busty Baker said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! I love the idea of a Pinkalicious party! I just wish I had a little girl to bake these for! All of my friends have nothing but boys, and I don't think these would go over quite as well with that crowd.

shopannies said... Best Blogger Tips

so very cute

Something Swanky said... Best Blogger Tips

These look so great! I'd love for you to link up to my Sweet Treats Party this weekend! And it's a giveaway too :) Hope to see you there!!!

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Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Danae - The Busty Baker Thanks for coming by! The party was SO much fun to plan, a very girly party! :)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@shopannies Thanks!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Something Swanky Thanks for the invite, Ashton! I`m all linked up! What a tempting linky party.. everything looks SO delicious!!! Yum!

Vanessa at Rescued Goods said... Best Blogger Tips

These look and sound delicious! I will have to try some. Visiting from TT&J.

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum!! Thanks for sharing :D The party looked awesome too!

Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously so cute and they sound so yummy! I love the pink party! I would love it if you would come link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party!!
xoxo, Ashley J

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Vanessa at Rescued Goods Thanks for stopping by!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle Thanks so much!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight Thanks, I'll link up right now!!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

yum! I decorate cakes and I've never tried a cake from scratch. These sound delicious! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday......your project was featured this week! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button and wear it proudly! :) Hope to see you again this week.


Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this recipe. I'm featuring your cupcakes today. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)