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Lemonade Peeps Cupcakes


Lemonade Peeps Cupcakes

Homemade lemon buttercream on top of lemon cupcakes is even more delicious when capped off with tangy lemonade marshmallow Peeps chicks!


Swap out the lemon cake mix for white cake mix, if desired.


  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist lemon cake mix
  • Water, as called for on box mix
  • Oil, as called for on box mix
  • Eggs, as called for on box mix
  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 6 Cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2-4 Tablespoons milk
  • Yellow coarse decorating sugar
  • 24 Peeps sweet lemonade flavored marshmallow chicks
  • 24 straws


Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 cupcake pans with paper baking cups. Make the cake as directed on the box. Cool completely on a cooling rack, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make lemon buttercream by beating the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons of the lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of the milk. Beat until smooth, adding more lemon juice and milk as necessary to reach a smooth, spreadable consistency.

Spoon the buttercream into a decorating bag fitted with large open star tip. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. Top each cupcake with coarse decorating sugar and a PEEPS® chick. Cut about 4 inches off bottom of each straw; discard. Poke a straw into each cupcake.