{Late Night Snack} Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

We’re introducing a new series here for all you Night Owls called “Late Night Snack“! Our contributor Jen will be posting a monthly yummy recipe for those late night cravings, and here is the first installment: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes!

Living in sunny AZ means dealing with the heat…A LOT!!  There are few things more refreshing than an ice cold glass of Pink Lemonade on a hot summer day! Knowing that for a lot of people August marks the end of summer (although it’ll still be warm here until October) I thought it’d be nice to give the summer a proper goodbye with some delicious [and simple] pink lemonade cupcakes!

I’m a busy momma so I don’t usually make a lot of things from scratch especially cake and frosting..I’m more about tweaking things to make them fun and unique.. A reci-tweak :)

{Late Night Snack} Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
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Delicious and refreshing pink lemonade cupcakes.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1- box white cake mix
  • 3-egg whites
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 1 packet pink lemonade KoolAid
  • Red food coloring (opt)
  • [Yep, KoolAid! This powder is so concentrated it doesn't take much to get that delicious tart lemonade flavor! Imagine all the possibilities with the other flavors.]
  1. Make the cake mix according to the directions on the box (mine called for egg whites, water, and vegetable oil) then add all but ¾ teaspoon of the KoolAid powder. Be sure to use a hand mixer to get the batter super smooth!
  2. If you want your cake to appear more pink, you’ll also need to drop in a dot of food coloring, it doesn’t take much to get a great pink color!
  3. Put the cupcakes in the oven per the package directions and remove and cool.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking, start stirring up your frosting. Add the ¾ teaspoon of KoolAid and mix into the frosting (you can put in less or more depending on how tart you’d like it)
  5. And that’s it! You’ve turned a simple white box cake and canned vanilla frosting into a delicious and refreshing treat!



What a sweet end of summer cupcake! Do you have any fun end of summer traditions?
Jen of Life According to the Streets is a contributor for A Night Owl.

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    Yum!! We had pink lemonade cupcakes at one of our wedding parties because I LOVE pink lemonade and they were fabulous. I can’t wait until I have an excuse to try this recipe :)

  3. says

    I love this cupcake recipe. These are not only cute, but they look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Hope to see you there. It is open until Sunday night.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
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  4. says

    Your cupcakes are so cute and look delicious! We appreciate you linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! Please come back again soon! -The Sisters


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