Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

They would be just as tasty for Valentine’s Day, or any other time you want to enjoy a delicious Strawberry 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



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.