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.
This recipe (cupcakes AND icing) only requires 7 total, simple and easy ingredients, some of which you likely already have on hand.
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.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow cupcakes to cook on a cooling rack.
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.
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!
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.
- 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
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 1g
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing these Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
Wilton 415-0158 Bake cups Pink Dots (75 Count)Tovolo Cupcake ScoopRachael Ray 54075 Yum-o 12-cup Muffin Pan, Orange GripsUltra Cuisine 100% Stainless Steel Wire Cooling Rack for Baking fits Half Sheet Pans Cool Cookies, Cakes, Breads – Oven Safe for Cooking, Roasting, Grilling – Heavy Duty Commercial QualityOXO Good Grips Zester and GraterPremium Plastic Mixing Bowls (Set of 3) With Non Slip Bottom & Pouring Spout. For Healthy Cooking & Baking, Nesting and Stackable Free Bonus – measuring cupPastry Bag -50 Pack-16-Inch Extra Thick Large Cake/Cupcake Decorating Bags-Disposable Icing Piping Bags SetWilton Cupcake Decorating Icing Tips, 12-Piece SetNeenah Cardstock, 8.5Wilton White 6-Inch Lollipop Sticks, 100-Count