Strawberry lemonade cupcakes are tangy lemon cupcakes, made from scratch, then topped with fresh strawberry buttercream frosting. This dessert has a delightful flavor combination that is completely crave-able.
Every good frosting needs a great cupcake as a vehicle to maneuver it to your mouth, amiright? For as much as I happily hunched over the sink eating Fresh Strawberry Buttercream by the spoonful, I figured that I should probably salvage what dignity I had left by actually baking a cake to serve as a proper platform on which to serve it.
Still riding the high of successfully growing my own strawberries, I felt like I could accomplish just about anything. The euphoric feeling of victory served as precisely the inspiration needed to tackle a cake for which many recipes begin with “one box yellow cake mix”–the lemonade cake. While I admit to having an Emergency Box of chocolate cake mix in the cupboard, I’d rather do my own thing.
So using my copy cat Starbucks Lemon Loaf recipe as a very rough guide, I set to work on my strawberry lemonade cupcakes. After a few delicious trials, I nailed down a winning recipe for lemonade cake from scratch.
The lemonade cupcakes are bright and tangy, making them the perfect compliment to a generous slathering of sweet strawberry frosting. No spoon required!
Here’s the strawberry lemonade cupcakes recipe.