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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes on a blue platter.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcake Recipe - Pretty pink cupcakes that are moist and tender. Everyone's favorite they are bursting with lemony deliciousness!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, pink lemonade cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 388kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • For the Cupcakes
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • For the Frosting
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • pinch salt
  • 2-3 tbsp cream or whole milk
  • optional garnishes - lemon slices, yellow straws, sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Mix together the dry ingredients flour, salt, and baking soda - set aside.
  • Add liners to the muffin pan - set aside.
  • Start by creaming together the butter, sugar and vanilla.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Next add the dry ingredients and lemon juice, alternating and in a couple of batches.
  • *Using an ice cream scoop, fill the cupcakes liners and bake 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting

  • Add the butter to the blender, cream well for two minutes, scraping down the sides once.
  • Next add the powdered sugar, salt and lemon juice and begin mixing slowly. If you're using food dye, add it now along with the cream a tablespoon at a time until the frosting is the correct consistency.
  • Frost the cupcakes! Slice a lemon and quarter it. I used a toothpick to secure to the side of the cupcake. A straw cut into thirds finishes the decorations
    Piping frosting onto cupcakes on blue platter


Using an ice cream scoop makes it easier to fill the cupcake liners and ensures all of the cupcakes are about the same size. This will help them bake evenly.


Serving: 24g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 544IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg