Pink lemonade cupcakes


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.

Love these pink lemonade cupcakes on I Heart Nap Time

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)
  • 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


  • 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.
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.

Here’s some more yummy cupcake recipes you will enjoy:

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Orange cupcakes

Neapolitan cupcakes

Chocolate caramel cupcakes

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Denise... On A Whim posted on March 27, 2013 at 7:26 am (#

    I just pinned this so I can make them later. It might have to be tonight! They sound delish! :)

  2. Cranberry Morning posted on March 27, 2013 at 9:16 am (#

    Cute! And I love the little straws. What a fun touch!

  3. Jenny posted on March 27, 2013 at 10:25 am (#

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the party!

  4. bettijo @ posted on March 27, 2013 at 10:36 am (#

    those are darling!! Love the little straw detail :)

  5. Gloria @ Simply Gloria posted on March 28, 2013 at 10:24 am (#

    I love how these look! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Kami posted on March 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm (#

    those little paper straws poking out are adorable!! So fun, Jamielyn!

  7. Jaclyn posted on March 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm (#

    These look so cute and sound delicious! I love the cupcake liners you baked them in.

  8. Bwana posted on April 24, 2013 at 4:39 am (#

    Where can I find the icing recipe?

  9. nono's kitchen posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:03 am (#

    oh so cute ,i pinned it

  10. Alisha posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm (#

    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!! :)