Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Lemonade Frosting

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The star here isn’t the cupcakes, but the Strawberry Lemonade Frosting. It met and then decided to exceed my, and all who experienced it, expectations.

Witness its strawberry lemonade glory:

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Lemonade Icing

Take any vanilla cupcake recipe and then get ready to super-charge those badboys.

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Oh, Mrs. Tucker’s! Strawberry Lemonade Frosting

(adapted from Southern Living)

Makes 6 cups

1 cup butter, softened

1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar

2/3 scant cup milk

1 packet Strawberry Lemonade Flavored Kool-Aid (what?!)

1 tbsp. vanilla

Beat butter at medium speed until creamy.  Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk, beating at low speed until well blended.  Add vanilla and Kool-Aid flavor packet.


Note: I tend not to use all of the milk because I like my frosting a bit thicker.  Judge for yourself as you mix.

The beauty of this frosting recipe is that you can add whatever flavor you like.  I almost made a grape-flavored frosting with the vanilla cupcakes, but at the last minute changed my mind.  Trust me when I say the kiddos will love it (as if anyone doubts Kool-Aid and frosting don’t mix!).

Have fun!



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  1. These cupcakes sound yummy and of course, pink fanatic that I am, I adore the frosting color. Of course, who wouldn’t love Kool-Aid and frosting? Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing and have a happy Wednesday!

  2. Oh wow these look great and what a clever idea to use kool-aid!

    Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  3. Yum! I love that used Kool aid!

  4. I really want to try this frosting! Thanks for sharing your recipe. 🙂

  5. Definitely want to try this recipe! Found you via the Family Fun link party! Feel free to link up at our party, too!

  6. What a fabulous idea!

  7. Who thinks this stuff up? I guess I’m not that creative of a cook. BUT I can copy…ha! This look so delicious and refreshing. Cute with the straw, too.

  8. We just love your blog and we’re so glad to have you join us at our One Sharendipity Place Link-up Party this past weekend!! It has been so much fun finding your site and others like yours out there!!
    Thanks again & God bless,
    Sue @

  9. I love how you put the straw in the cupcake, that is so cute! I found your blog through the Pursuit of Functional Home link party and I pinned this post. 🙂

  10. They sound yummy and they look so cute with the little straws!

  11. I love this! So quintessential summer and so easy! Thanks so much for sharing it. I’m stopping in from Lisa’s Grand Social.

  12. Those cupcakes sound amazing! And I love the little straws in them; so cute! I am throwing an engagement party for my sister this summer and these would be perfect. I’d love for you to share these on our Moonlight & Mason Jar Monday night link up party! (


  13. That looks so cute and yummy!


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