Yield: 24 cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

 If summer were a cupcake, it would be a Pink Lemonade Cupcake! Made from scratch with fresh lemon flavor and a smooth frosting, these cupcakes make summer fun last all year old. Don't forget the snazzy garnishes!


For the Cupcakes:

  • 5 large Egg Whites
  • ½ cup Skim Milk
  • 1 Lemon, zested
  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 ½ cups Cake Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ cup Frozen Pink Lemonade Concentrate, thawed

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Frozen Pink Lemonade Concentrate, thawed

For Garnish:

  • Sprinkles
  • 24 Lemon Wedges


For the Cupcakes:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites, milk and lemon zest. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Beat for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  3. Add in the cake flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until combined.
  4. Add the egg mixture and beat on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Slowly add the pink lemonade. Beat another 2 minutes until fluffy.
  6. Drop the batter into cupcake tins with liners (about ⅔ full). Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove and cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting:

  1. Beat butter for 4 minutes with whisk attachment on an electric mixer. You want the butter to be smooth and pale in color.
  2. Add powdered sugar and pink lemonade. Beat an additional 3-5 minutes, until smooth and fluffy (scrape down sides of bowl as needed).
  3. Add food coloring if desired.
  4. Pipe onto cupcakes (I used an open tip) and add sprinkles immediately.


  • When ready to serve, insert small lemon wedges and a small piece of paper straw if desired.
  • Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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