Two years ago today, I started a blog. I had no idea it would blossom into what it is today, and no idea I would have so much fun with it! I’ve made such great new friends, learned so much about photography and design, and loved every second of the process.
In honor of our anniversary, I chose the recipe that is (by far!) the most visited on the site and re-made it in cupcake form. Strawberry Lemonade Cake is already on the Easybaked site twice:
Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake Strawberry Lemonade Birthday Cake
The Layer Cake is more like a torte, the lemonade mixture is more like a filling than a frosting.
The Birthday Cake has a lemonade frosting, and it is one of my very favorite frostings ever. It’s soooo creamy and light.
Both recipes top the list of my most popular recipes, together they have been viewed just over 435,000 times (as of today…!)
It seemed fitting that I feature everyone’s favorite recipe to celebrate two years with all of you~ so let me present: Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes:
These are easy to make (much easier than a layer cake, in my opinion) and just the yummiest treat. I loved the pink wrappers and the paper straws I found for these- I think they would be such a fun shower, picnic or birthday party treat!!
- One box of strawberry cake mix (plus oil, water and eggs as directed on box)
- 2- 8oz. packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened to room temp.)
- 1 packet (0.23oz.) of Kool-Aid Lemonade
- Yellow food coloring (as desired for color)
- 1- 7oz. container Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
- 1/3 c. powdered sugar
- 8 oz. Cool Whip Topping
- Confetti sprinkles and paper straws to decorate as desired
- Make cake according to box and bake in 24 cupcake liners placed in cupcake tins, as directed. Cool completely.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, lemonade and yellow food coloring until smooth.
- Beat marshmallow creme and powdered sugar into cream cheese mixture and then fold in Cool Whip until completely smooth.
- Spoon frosting into a zip top bag that has a piping tip inserted into one corner (I used a Wilton 1M star tip).
- Pipe frosting on tops of each cupcake- you can be generous, as this recipe makes a lot of frosting and the frosting is so light and fluffy.
- Decorate as desired.
- Refrigerate and serve chilled.
My thoughts: A tried-and-true recipe in a fun new format…what’s not to love about that?!? I’m incredibly thankful for all of YOU who visit, comment, “like”, rate and (most of all) MAKE the recipes I create! I had no idea how much I would love hearing from complete strangers that a recipe “made my husband’s birthday perfect” or “made all the kids at the party laugh”. When I hear how happy a recipe makes you and your family it literally makes my day…and fuels my desire to bake and share more! Here’s to another year of Easybaked recipes! Enjoy! ~r
06-13-14 Did you know, that this recipe is now available in a set of adorable note cards? With a picture of these cupcakes on the front, the recipe on the back, and lots of space inside to write a note, these are a PERFECT little gift! Why send just a card, when you can send the gift of a recipe as well?!? Click here for more information and to order.
Happy Blog Anniversary!
Happy Bloggy Birthday! My 2 years is coming up too. Crazy how time flies! The birthday cake is one of my favorites on your site. It’s so sparkly and pretty and these cupcakes are the perfect mod to the recipe. They too are so cheery and fun!
It’s SO crazy how fast time goes- I think it’s so fun how many of my blogging friends actually started right around the time I did. Happy almost-two-years to you!!!:)
Happy Blogiversary Ruthanne! And GORGEOUS pictures!! I love the idea of strawberry lemonade in a cupcake so I’ll definitely be trying this out soon 😀
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they look fantastic! 😀
Happy blog anniversary! And I think both the idea and the execution of these cupcakes is impecable! Love, love, love them! Loving your Pinterest photo gallery too- such inspiring work- kudos! xx
These were a hit with my 6 kids and even my husband and I but one thing we weren’t expecting is how sour and intense the frosting tasted. One kid couldnt finish it due to the sour overpowering the cupcake, one wanted another, but plain and the others wanted seconds but with just a little bit on the top….most of the frosting ended up in the trash which is unfortunate because it is wonderfully fluffy and I would make it again in a heartbeat but maybe with just a half a packet of lemonade mix or even as a base for vanilla or chocolate. It’s definitely a recipe I’m saving and they do look so cute!:)
It is a tart frosting! Just add a little less lemonade powder next time 🙂
Your cupcakes look absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you so much!!
Great recipe — thanks! Just made these for my daughter’s first birthday and they were a huge hit!
You’re welcome!!!! So glad they made a fun birthday treat!! 🙂
Made these for a work potluck and they were such a hit! Instead of straws I used twizzlers and instead of the red candy used a hard candy lemon drop. Also by mishap grabbed Easter sprinkles so I substituted pink sugar crystals! Tweaked the cake recipe and voila! Had people offering to buy them for $5!!! I was floored. Thanks for this marvelous idea!
You’re so welcome!!! The Twizzlers are a great idea!!!!! So fun!!
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Is this a high altitude recipe?
Since you are making them from cake mix you would just follow the high altitude recipe on the box if you need to.
Just made these for a baby shower at work tomorrow. The frosting is more tart than I would want, but can’t wait to see what the girls at work think. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It was very easy to follow.
Hope everyone enjoyed them!! I think the tart frosting is perfect on the sweet cupcakes- but if you want to reduce the tartness, just add less lemonade mix! 🙂
Hi, I made these a week ago and they were just delicious. The only problem with them was that as I am from Australia we do not have Cool Whip, I found a substitute on line but the cream separated and I was not able to use it but the cakes were still fabulous and probably more tart than your version.
I’m so sorry- it’s so hard to do recipes that are internationally friendly. Cool Whip is a hard ingredient to sub out- its pretty unique. I’d say the closest thing to it is whipped whole cream with powdered sugar added. It’s just not as stable and firm as Cool Whip. I’m so glad you enjoyed them anyway!!!!
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I just wanted to say that these cupcakes are a true crowd pleaser! I was so excited when I came across your recipe about a year ago. I made them for a work function and the reviews were phenomenal! Everyone loved them! One little thing that I did add was a packet of vanilla pudding to the cake mix and it was super moist!! Thank you again for this site, it’s great for busy home bakers who are also asked to bring dessert to work. ~Lehua
Thank you!!!! I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe! I sometimes add pudding to cake mixes too- yum! I really appreciate your comment, thanks for taking the time!!!
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I love that you bake using box cake mix. I, just like you, sometimes don’t have time to try making something from scratch. So I love your recipes even more because they are one’s I can easily make at home!
Now I just have one problem…. All the recipes I’ve seen so far are so good looking and easy to make. I’m very indecisive, please tell me which recipe might be your absolute favorite so that I may try that first! Thanks!
Thanks Nida! My favorite?!? oh my…. I am going to go with mint brownies because I’ve made them so many times and they always turn out and are a huge hit! But wow… I have a lot of other favorites too…!
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They look very tasty…. 😍😘
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