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Today I’ll be sharing these yummy pink lemonade cupcakes I made last week for a friends shower! They are pretty much the cutest cupcakes around. Not to mention super tasty! Pink lemonade frosting may be my new favorite.

I thought about creating my own recipe… but when I spotted this pink lemonade cake mix at Target, I had to buy it. Anything to save me time! Plus the packaging was cute. ;) You could of course add the pink lemonade mix to one of your favorite white cake mixes. I actually love the taste of cake mixes though… but I HAVE to make my own frosting. I do not like that stuff in the can.

Pink lemonade cupcakes on I Heart Nap Time

Pink lemonade cupcakes


  • 1 box pink lemonade cake mix (or white cake mix with 2 TB powdered pink lemonade)
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  • Pink lemonade Icing:
  • 3/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 TB milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 TB powdered pink lemonade
  • 1-2 drops of red food coloring
  • Optional:
  • Light pink sprinkles
  • Striped straws


  1. Bake your cupcakes according to the package instructions. Allow cupcakes to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat your butter until smooth. Mix in powdered pink lemonade. Add in 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 TB of milk at a time. If it's too thick add a little more milk.
  3. Add in lemon extract, and 1-2 drops of red food coloring and stir until smooth.
  4. Frost cupcakes and top with pink sprinkles.
  5. Optional: Cut straws to about 3 inches and place in the sides of the cupcakes. :)

Love these pink lemonade cupcakes on I Heart Nap TIme!

Cupcake liners and straws found at Petite Party Studio.

Enjoy these pink lemonade cupcakes! They sure are an easy way to dress up a dessert table. Stay tuned next week for more details from the shower.

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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13 Responses to “Pink lemonade cupcakes”

  1. Alisha

    Hi Jamielyn, I just stubbled upon these and want to try to make them for my 30th birthday beach party. They seem easy enough for an “only once in her life cupcake maker” – right? I’m pretty set on these. Any extra suggestions for a cupcake making dummy? Also, I thought I would ask if you had another super duper easy, BUT super yummy cupcake I could also make for the party? (Feeling a little nervous to attempt this since I will have two little ones running around my legs!) I would love and so appreciate your guidance. :) Thanks!! Oh wait! Another question!! Any suggestions on the best way to transport them without having to buy an actual cupcake carrier? Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :)