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Scrumptious Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

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Oh My Goodness…the sun is shining and it finally feels like Spring! I made these delicious cupcakes to celebrate the beginning of a long holiday weekend.
Rummaging through my pantry shelves yesterday, I noticed that I have a few plastic containers of powdered lemonade drink mix that no one seems to be interested in consuming. This got me thinking about a recipe I recently found for cupcakes combining cake mix and lemonade drink mix. They looked pretty yummy so I thought I would make them and add a few of my own ingredients. Here’s what I came up with…

Scrumptious Strawberry Lemonade Cake

1 box yellow cake mix, with eggs, oil, and water as directed on the box
1/2 cup lemonade powdered drink mix (I used Country Time Lemonade Mix)
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup finely diced strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix cake batter adding eggs, oil, and water as directed on the cake mix box. With a mixer on medium speed, incorporate lemonade mix and almond extract. Fold in strawberries.
Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan. Fill each to 2/3 full.
Bake for 16-18 minutes. Cool completely and top with cream cheese frosting or with my Powdered Sugar Glaze. Garnish with sliced strawberries. Make 2 1/2 dozen.

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Kate’s Favorite Glazed Strawberry Cupcakes

glazed strawberry cupcakes

Did you know that you can spruce up a cake mix by adding a package of flavored gelatin to the batter?
These semi-homemade cupcakes are quick and easy to whip up and they’re so moist and yummy. During the holidays, many weekly sale ads feature greatly reduced pricing on baking supplies. So stock up on white cake mix when it’s on sale and keep lots of different flavored gelatin in the pantry for a variety of flavorful treats.

Kate’s Favorite Glazed Strawberry Cupcakes

1 box of white cake mix
1 3 oz box of strawberry gelatin
2/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup water
4 eggs
1/2 cup chopped strawberries

Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. With an electric mixer beat in remaining ingredients until fully combined. Pour batter into prepared cupcake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool and drizzle cupcakes with powdered sugar glaze.