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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

May 25, 2010

Do you ever have a great idea but it doesn’t turn out exactly the way you were picturing??

That’s the story behind these strawberry lemonade cupcakes….

I added strawberry puree to my cake batter thinking they would come out of the oven a beautiful light pink but they didn’t. 

They came out kind of dark purpley.

Then I added some strawberry puree to my buttercream and I added too much, it was runny. 

I was out of icing sugar.

The cupcake is filled with lemon curd.

They tasted FANTASTIC!


I’m going to share the cupcake recipe with you minus the strawberry puree…(I used about 1/4 cup of pureed strawberries)

you can choose to add strawberry puree, lemon zest, cocoa or whatever floats your boat! 

This could also be done with a cake mix and store-bought frosting…

just whip in some strawberry puree or lemon zest (no one will ever know it was a mix!)

One Dozen Vanilla Cupcakes recipe from Joy the Baker

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and butter in the bowl of a mixer and mix until the mixture looks sandy.

Whisk the egg together with the milk and vanilla.   Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat well until smooth.

Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Fill 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Lemon Curd recipe from Joyof

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2010 11:57 am

    What a yummy summertime flavor to add to your cupcakes! I think they look great!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!

  2. May 25, 2010 7:29 pm

    We had lemon curd between the layers of our wedding cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe….I may decide to make a layer cake for our anniversary.

  3. May 25, 2010 11:11 pm

    You know, sometimes I have found that the things that didn’t turn out exactly how we planned are usually the best. I love strawberry and lemon especially in the summertime.

  4. May 26, 2010 12:49 pm

    These look fantastic!! Great job! I absolutely love that flavor combination.

    So I think my next goal in life is to make it on your “Blogs I Love” list.

    A girl can aspire right??

  5. Sandy permalink
    May 28, 2010 5:15 pm

    Katie you put a smile on my face!

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      May 29, 2010 1:26 am

      and that just made my day : ) Thank yoU!

      • Sandy permalink
        May 29, 2010 5:56 pm

        It’s a good thing it’s raining, gives me an excuse to investigate the wonders of blog land, who knew?

  6. May 29, 2010 11:45 am

    I have made Joy’s lemon curd before and it is wonderful and would never think to put it into a cupcake. Yum!

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