Monday, August 16, 2010

☼When Life Gives You Lemons...☼

...Make Pink Lemonade Cupcakes!!
I found a recipe in the "Keeping up Cookbook" for Lemonade Cake and decided to make cupcakes for my daughters Cupcake Birthday Party!!

Lucious Lemonade Layer Cake/Cupcakes:
1 1/3 c. sugar
6 Tbl butter, softened
zest of 1 lemon
3 Tbl thawed lemonade concentrate
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
Place sugar, butter, zest, lemonade and vanilla in mixer and mix until well blended.  Add eggs and egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition.  In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.  Add dry ing. to batter alternating with buttermilk until all ing. and buttermilk are well blended.  Pour into two well -greased 9" round pans.  Bake @ 350* for 18-20 minutes.  Cool in pans for 10 minutes and remove to cooling rack.
If making cupcakes just place in cupcake liners in muffin pan and bake for about 12-14 minutes.  Remove promptly to cooling rack.

2 Tbl butter, softened
zest of 1 lemon
2 Tbl thawed lemonade concentrate
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
Mix together all ing. except powdered sugar and blend well.  Gradually add powdered sugar and beat at low speed untill blended.  Don't overbeat.  Frost cake or cupcakes:)