Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

These easy strawberry lemonade cupcakes are the perfect summer treat! | From The Simple, Sweet Life

The weather is finally starting to get a little warmer, we’re seeing more sun, and we’re under a week until I start my summer vacation. Seriously, I’m getting a case of summer fever over here! All of my recipe ideas as of late have started to reflect my desire for summer to be here RIGHT. NOW. Not tomorrow. Not next week. NOW. I am ready to sit on a porch somewhere, glass of lemonade in my hand, in shorts, a tank top, and sandals. Soon. Soooooooon. But in the meantime, I guess I’ll have to satisfy my longing for summer with some seriously summery cupcakes.

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Makes 12 cupcakes

For the lemon cupcakes:
4 tbsp. (57 grams) butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup lemon juice (about one lemon worth of juice)
1 tbsp. lemon zest
1/3 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour

For the strawberry buttercream frosting:
2 1/5 stick (250 grams) butter, at room temperature
4 cups (500 grams) powdered sugar
1/4 cup strawberry puree (about 5 medium/large strawberries)

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