Friday, September 3, 2010

Mom's Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

I know I have mentioned it on here before, but my mom is an amazing cook, baker and chef. We all love going home to visit to see what new or familiar favorites she is going to whip up.  Some of my favorite memories growing up are centered around my mom's amazing food.  Unfortunately, her talent wasn't passed on to me (much like her gardening and interior decorating skills weren't).  However, she will hopefully be making a cookbook soon so that I can at least pretend to be like her!

One of our new favorites happens to be her Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes.  I had a couple requests for the recipe after mentioning them here.  Little Guy is requesting these for the hub's birthday tomorrow.  He was thoroughly disappointed when we told him we would be having pie instead (since his daddy is a pie lover).

My mom created these beauties from adapting recipes here and here.  Pure genius.  Pure heaven.  Enjoy!


Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Ingredients:
  • 1 (6 ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) boxes white cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) cartons sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 recipe Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting (see below)

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Remove 2 tablespoons lemonade concentrate from can and discard or reserve for other use. 
  3. Combine remaining concentrate, cake mix, sour cream, cream cheese and eggs in large bowl. 
  4. Beat with mixer until well blended. 
  5. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin tins, filling 3/4 full.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cooked through. 
  7. Cool completely before frosting.


Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 C butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 C strawberries, mashed up in a food processor
  • 3 to 4 C powdered sugar

Instructions:
  1. Cream butter, vanilla and cream cheese.
  2. Mix in the strawberries.
  3. Add the powdered sugar to the taste and consistency you prefer.

9 comments:

  1. Sweet. Bless you, Hil. And your mom.

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  2. Yummmm, they look so delicious.
    Thanks for sharing. I am definitely going to try those - but I am afraid I won't be able to get the frozen lemonade concentrate here in Germany =(

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  3. Oh my gosh these look to die for- can't wait to make them! (:

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  4. Those look so good! Let me know if your mom makes a cookbook. I'll want to get a copy!

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  5. these look darling! and im positive they taste wonderful :)

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  6. I can't remember where I followed this link from, but I made these cupcakes tonight and they are AMAZING!!! The icing is so yummy. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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  7. I made them for a friend's birthday, swapping out strawberries for raspberries. They got rave reviews everywhere I went. Thanks for making me look like an all-star pastry chef!

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