{Late Night Snack} Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

We’re introducing a new series here for all you Night Owls called “Late Night Snack“! Our contributor Jen will be posting a monthly yummy recipe for those late night cravings, and here is the first installment: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes!

Living in sunny AZ means dealing with the heat…A LOT!!  There are few things more refreshing than an ice cold glass of Pink Lemonade on a hot summer day! Knowing that for a lot of people August marks the end of summer (although it’ll still be warm here until October) I thought it’d be nice to give the summer a proper goodbye with some delicious [and simple] pink lemonade cupcakes!

I’m a busy momma so I don’t usually make a lot of things from scratch especially cake and frosting..I’m more about tweaking things to make them fun and unique.. A reci-tweak :)

{Late Night Snack} Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
Delicious and refreshing pink lemonade cupcakes.
  • 1- box white cake mix
  • 3-egg whites
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 1 packet pink lemonade KoolAid
  • Red food coloring (opt)
  • [Yep, KoolAid! This powder is so concentrated it doesn't take much to get that delicious tart lemonade flavor! Imagine all the possibilities with the other flavors.]
  1. Make the cake mix according to the directions on the box (mine called for egg whites, water, and vegetable oil) then add all but ¾ teaspoon of the KoolAid powder. Be sure to use a hand mixer to get the batter super smooth!
  2. If you want your cake to appear more pink, you’ll also need to drop in a dot of food coloring, it doesn’t take much to get a great pink color!
  3. Put the cupcakes in the oven per the package directions and remove and cool.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking, start stirring up your frosting. Add the ¾ teaspoon of KoolAid and mix into the frosting (you can put in less or more depending on how tart you’d like it)
  5. And that’s it! You’ve turned a simple white box cake and canned vanilla frosting into a delicious and refreshing treat!



What a sweet end of summer cupcake! Do you have any fun end of summer traditions?
Jen of Life According to the Streets is a contributor for A Night Owl.

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Hi, I'm Jen! Wife to a videographer named Dallas and a mom to two handsome little guys, Dallas and Griffin, who are only 14 months apart! After a long day at the office I try to savor every little moment I can with my family. When bed time for the kiddos comes I enjoy painting my nails, crafting party decor, watching reality TV, and scrolling Instagram. I blog about parties, crafts, and life at JenAStreet.com.
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  1. These sound delicious! I love lemonade flavoured things…..
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  2. Koolaid is the perfect idea for flavoring this, you could do so many things! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  3. Ohhhh! Those cupcakes look awesome! I would love one right now ;) Thanks for sharing this easy recipe!
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  4. oh gosh, this looks delicious! i want to reach in and grab a cupcake! ;)

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  5. Yum!! We had pink lemonade cupcakes at one of our wedding parties because I LOVE pink lemonade and they were fabulous. I can’t wait until I have an excuse to try this recipe :)

  6. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing a the All Star Block Party.

  7. Koolaid is such a great idea! Looks delicious.
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  8. Looks delicious!

  9. These look amazing! I need to try this recipe!

  10. Rhiannon-Baked In The South says:

    yummo! would love to have you share over at our party!


  11. I love using koolaid and Jello as a secret ingredient! YUM.
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  12. These look so good. I just pinned them. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  13. I love cake box recipes, so great.
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  14. So pretty!

  15. These look delicious!! I love pink lemonade, one of my favorite flavors. Will have to give it a try!!
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  16. This looks SO good!
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  17. Looks so delicious, and pretty too! I wish we had kool-aid in the UK so I could try this recipe…I’ve only seen the regular flavour in our supermarkets. :(

    I would love to invite you over to my Link Party at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Hope to see you there!
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  18. I have to try this recipe! Thank you for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  19. Yummy!! i have to give these a go
    i hope you’ll stop by our linky party and share this with all of us
    xx see you there

  20. These look delicious! I would love for you to share this at my link party going on now:

  21. They look divine :)
    Greetings from Australia
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  22. I just GOTTA try this!!! They look wonderful!!!! I’m not much for boxed cake.. but you seem to have tweaked it in a way that I’m sure I will LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
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  23. Thanks for linking up at Pin It Wednesday. I have got to try these lemonade cupcakes!
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  24. These look delicious! I am so intrigued by using Kool Aid in baking. I love Kool Aid, so I definitely need to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  25. I love this cupcake recipe. These are not only cute, but they look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Hope to see you there. It is open until Sunday night.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
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  26. Your cupcakes are so cute and look delicious! We appreciate you linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! Please come back again soon! -The Sisters


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