Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
Can I tell you the store about how I learned that you donâ€™t always get what you pay for?
My computer died a few days back which is why I havenâ€™t posted in awhile. My AC adapter shredded and when that happens my husband usually takes it apart and puts it back together with electrical tape and then I use it for a few weeks until it starts smoking. True story.
That was my 4th AC adapter in the less than 2 years Iâ€™ve had my laptop. Iâ€™ve always ordered replacements off Amazon and they come with weird labels in foreign languages and are generally only worth the 20 bucks I pay for them. So last time it happened I was really tired of going through the whole ordeal every few months and dropped almost $90 on this guy at Best Buy. For 90 bucks, I was pretty sure this one was going to last me for the life of the computer.
So for 90 bucks I got an extra month, maybe 2, out of the AC adapter. Awesome, right? I definitely learned my lesson and in 3 months when it happens again Iâ€™ll order yet another random AC adapter that was probably originally meant to be sold out the back of someoneâ€™s car along with pirated DVDs and fake handbags.
You definitely get what you pay for with these cupcakes. Take that for what you will considering these start with a box cake mix and some frozen lemonade concentrate. ;) Iâ€™m kidding, they were really good. The cake itself had a very subtle lemon flavor but the icing was very tart, like a lemonade really would be.
You could easily use a homemade white cake recipe just replace some of the liquid with the lemonade concentrate and add some pink food coloring.
|Pink Lemonade Cupcakes||
- 1 package (18 ounces) white cake mix
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup of water
- 1/3 cup, plus 1/4 cup of frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- pink food coloring
- 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- lemon candies, for decoration
- Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
- Beat cake mix, egg whites, water, 1/3 cup concentrate, oil, and a few drops of food coloring in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.
- Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.
- To make frosting, beat sugar, butter, and remaining 1/4 cup concentrate in medium bowl with mixer at medium speed. Beat in a few drops food coloring. Frost cupcakes and decorate with lemon candy.