Lemonade Peeps Cupcakes

Lemonade Peeps Cupcakes
Lemonade Peeps Cupcakes
Betty Crocker
Lemonade Peeps Cupcakes

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

24
Servings
306
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
38g
29%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
21mg
3%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
70mg
5%
Water
4g
0%

Lemonade Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemonade Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.