Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Strawberry lemonade has always been my favorite Summer time drink. Lemonade by itself is refreshing but strawberry lemonade was always a special treat for us growing up. This inspired my latest dessert recipe..strawberry lemonade cupcakes! They’re lemon cupcakes with strawberry frosting piled on top.

Lemon cupcakes

This cupcakes is made from a Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme mix and topped with a homemade strawberry frosting. We adapted the recipe from All Recipes and it’s definitely a new favorite! They’re sweet and tart at the same time. My kids loved them and they would never know the cake mix isn’t from scratch. Plus it was easy to make and perfect for our afternoon picnic.

You could top it with blueberry to give it a red white and blue theme for the Fourth of July. Another fun idea is to add the sparkling candles on top. My kids had fun blowing them out and watching them relight after I finished photographing them.

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Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting


  1. Favorite lemon cupcake recipe or mix
  2. 2 cups strawberries
  3. 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  4. 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 tbsp milk (optional)


  1. Puree strawberries in a blender or food processor.
  2. Heat pureed strawberries in a saucepan until boiling. Stir often and allow strawberries to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  3. In a stand mixer beat butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to butter and mix well.
  5. Mix in half of the pureed strawberries.
  6. Add another cup of powdered sugar and remaining strawberries. Then add the remaining cup of powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
  7. If you would like a thinner frosting add 1 tablespoon of milk.

Homemade Strawberry Frosting Recipe


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  1. says

    Met you today at Jo Anns and had to look you up! I love your blog and will definitely be following you! Love the cupcake recipe and much more! It truly was a pleasure to meet you and see that others share the love of crafting! Take care!

  2. says

    These look delicious! We love strawberry lemonade at my house as well so I think this will be a big hit.! Great job and awesome photos!

  3. Jasmine says

    Oh my, those look so yummy! I plan to stop by the store this week to get the stuff I need to make these mmm I can’t wait to try them!

  4. Pam C says

    Made these cupcakes/strawberry frosting last evening. They are delicious. The frosting is not to sweet its soooo good. It’s actually one of the best frostings I’ve ever tasted. Was wondering what I would do to make a frosting similar to this one but without the berries. I would like to use a frosting of this consistently for all my cakes!

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