How to Bake Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

These cupcakes use lemon juice and red food colouring to make pink cupcakes that are reminiscent of pink lemonade. Give this recipe a try when you have a craving for lemons.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup rice milk or soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 drops red food colouring
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (zest from l lemon)

Frosting

  • Lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar

Steps

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    Preheat the oven to 350 °F (177 °C).
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    Line a 12-cup cupcake/muffin pan, place twelve paper cups for the cupcakes.
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    Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl.
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    Add the canola oil, rice milk, and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
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    Add the red food coloring and mix thoroughly so the color is evenly mixed into the batter.
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    Add the lemon juice and zest and mix together until just combined. The batter will bubble and fluff up while you mix.
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    Divide the batter into the cups - aim to fill them about 2/3 to 3/4 full.
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    Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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    Let cupcakes cool before frosting them.
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    Frosting: Mix together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until you have the desired consistency for your frosting.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 12 cup muffin or cupcake pan
  • Lemon zester
  • Kitchen knife
  • Oven mitts
  • Cooling rack


Sources and Citations

  • NibbleDish This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License

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Categories: Cupcakes