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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe

The kids will be out of school before we know it, there will be more parties and BBQs. I can't lie, it's one of my favorite times of the year. Provided we have a working air conditioner to escape to from time to time, that is. Ha!  One of my son's absolutely all time favorite beverages for summer is lemonade. So I thought it would be fun to share some easy to make Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes.  strawberry lemonade cupcakes with lemon wedge on top

Pretty scrumptious treat to bring to a summer time gathering!

strawberry lemonade cupcakes batter scooped into cupcake tin

These cupcakes are packed with lots of lemony and strawberry goodness. Strawberry Jell-O, frozen strawberries and lemonade mix take these tasty treats over the top.  

lemonade cupcakes on display with cake stand  

Adding a Lemonhead candy to top each one, makes them super cute for the kiddos! My son loves sour candy, which explains why he would love lemonade too.  

muffin tin with cupcake ingredients inside of it. strawberries, frosting and more

On that note, I always loved Sour Patch Kids too.  So much fun! Reminds me of carefree days, which I seriously miss now that I am all grown up!  Join me in a journey back to those days with these fun cupcakes!

lemonade cupcake with lemonhead garnish

cute lemonade cupcakes with candy garnish and straws

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • Cake
  • • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • • 1 box Strawberry Jell-O
  • • 2 tbsp Sweetened Lemonade mix
  • • 16 oz thawed package from Frozen Strawberries in Sugar
  • • 3 eggs
  • • ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
  • Icing
  • • ½ cup Butter
  • • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • • ⅓ cup Sweetened Lemonade mix
  • • 2 tbsp Water
  • Toppings (optional)
  • • Chewy Lemonheads candy
  • • Lemon slices
  • • Straws for décor only



    Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Stir together Cake mix, dry Jell-O and 2 tbsp lemonade mix

    Puree Strawberries

    Add Strawberries, eggs, and vegetable oil to dry ingredients

    Mix until smooth and blended

    Place liners in cupcake pan and fill ⅔ full

    Bake about 20 minutes

    Allow to cool completely

    Icing Instructions

    Cream butter in a medium bowl

    Slowly add in the powdered sugar and ⅓ cup lemonade mix.  Add water as needed until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.

    Transfer icing to piping bag or zippered bag and clip corner to pipe.

    Ice tops of each cupcake and optionally top with Lemonhead candy, a wedge of a lemon slice, and a pretty decorative straw for the feel of a Strawberry Lemonade cupcake.  


What were your favorite treats or candies growing up?  

Kids will love these easy to make Strawberry Lemonade #cupcakes

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Aarora Randall

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

I have a ton of frozen strawberries from picking and was wondering how much sugar do I need to add to them? Also once thawed do you purée them with all the juice it makes well defrosting or should I drain some? Thank you for your time.

Krystle Duquette

Saturday 15th of August 2020

I just baked these and had problems. 20 minutes of baking was not nearly enough, they needed closer to 30, though I don't have a convection oven so maybe that could be why. Did you mean Jello as in flavoured gelatin? I used that, thought it was weird, and it gave a horrible texture to the cupcakes. I've seen people use pudding in cake mixes and wonder if that's what was supposed to be used? Please help, I think these could be amazing but I'm not sure what adjustments I need to make.


Thursday 12th of June 2014

This is a great combination of flavors, and perfect for summertime.


Saturday 24th of May 2014

One of my favorite drinks is the Lemon-Berry Slush from Sonic. I bet I would love these, too. :)

Liz Mays

Friday 23rd of May 2014

Those are really beautiful and combine two delicious flavors for sure! My favorite candies as a child were Lik-a-Stix and Now or Laters.


Friday 23rd of May 2014

this is perfect timing. i am planning my daughters first birthday and the theme is lemonade stand! wanna bake me a couple dozen?! :)

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