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Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

I love how easy these 2 ingredient Strawberry Cupcakes are to make, and the icing is quite simple as well.

While the printable that comes with this recipe is for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they would be just as tasty for Valentine’s Day, or any other time you want to enjoy a delicious Strawberry Cupcake.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe (cupcakes AND icing) only requires 7 total, simple and easy ingredients, some of which you likely already have on hand.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

To begin, Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and place your cupcake liners in the muffin tin slots, and set aside.

For the cupcakes:

In a medium mixing bowl (These are BY FAR my favorite mixing bowls!), pour in the cake mix. Slowly pour in the can of Sprite, and begin to stir it together until all the lumps are removed.

Scoop the batter into cupcake liners, filling 3/4 full. (I use an ice cream scoop to get the perfect size).

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow cupcakes to cook on a cooling rack.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

For the Frosting:

Combine Cream Cheese, butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest (zester), vanilla extract, and lemon juice in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Blend together with a mixer until all ingredients are combined.

Add additional powdered sugar if a thicker frosting is preferred. Scoop frosting into piping bag using desired piping tip to frost cupcakes.

Note: For a less caloric option of this cupcake, you can use Diet Sprite (or 7-Up) and Light Cream Cheese.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

For cupcake toppers:

Use your printer to print out this sheet of printable cupcake toppers onto white card-stock.

These are designed with the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons, and some say Think Pink!

Think Pink Cupcake Topper Printables

Cut out circles from print out.

Use two identical circles per cupcake topper.

Place one circle printed side down on a flat surface and cover the back in glue.

Place the stick in the center of the glued circle.

Cover the back of an identical circle in glue and place it printed side up over the circle with the stick in the center.

Make sure the edges line up and press all edges closed until glue is completely dry.

Cake Pop or Lollipop Sticks may need to be shortened depending on the length being used.

Place the completed cupcake topper in the center of a frosted cupcake.

Think Pink Cupcake Toppers

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Yield: 18

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz can Sprite, room temperature
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with 18 cupcake liners and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, pour in the cake mix. Pour the Sprite in slowly, and stir together until all lumps are removed.

Scoop batter into cupcake liners, filling ¾ full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack.

For frosting: Combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Blend together with a mixer until all ingredients are combined. Add additional powdered sugar if a thicker frosting is preferred. Scoop frosting into piping bag using desired piping tip to frost cupcakes.

For cupcake toppers: Cut out circles from print out. Use two identical circles per cupcake topper. Place one circle printed side down on a flat surface and cover the back in glue. Place the stick in the center of the glued circle. Cover the back of an identical circle in glue and place it printed side up over the circle with the stick in the center. Make sure the edges line up and press all edges closed until glue is completely dry. Sticks may need to be shortened depending on the length being used. Place the completed cupcake topper in the center of a frosted cupcake.

Note: For a less caloric option of this cupcake, you can use Diet Sprite (or 7-Up) and Light Cream Cheese.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 1g

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Darlene Carbajal

Monday 28th of October 2019

Super cute and yummy!

Jeanna Massman

Sunday 27th of October 2019

The addition of Sprite is an interesting upgrade to my regular cupcake recipe.

Debbie P

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

These sounds really yummy and I can't wait to try these!

Sarah L

Sunday 20th of October 2019

I've never tried a recipe like this with Sprite as the liquid. Does it make the cupcakes fluffier?

Karen Puleski

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

I think so!

Sandy Klocinski

Friday 18th of October 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is awesome! I really would like to try these cupcakes. Anything with cream cheese is A-OK in my book

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