Lemonade Cupcakes

Bright and colorful summer themed cupcakes with a tangy twist! These lemonade cupcakes with DIY popsicle lollipop toppers are what summers are made of!

Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade cupcakes, lemon cupcakes, buttercream frosting
Prep Time 5 days 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 days 18 minutes
Total Time 23 days 23 minutes
Servings 22 cupcakes


  • 1 box white cake mix with required eggs, oil, and water
  • 1 c. butter softened
  • 4 1/2 c. powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 c. powdered pre-sweetened lemonade mix
  • 1/4 c. whole milk or heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Make the cupcakes according to the package instructions. Let cool.

  2. In a mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy.

  3. Add sugar and lemonade mix. Beat.

  4. Add milk and vanilla. Mix for a couple of minutes until nice and fluffy using an electric mixer.

  5. Use a rubber spatula to mix by hand for 1 minute. This will create a glossier frosting.

  6. Pipe or spread frosting onto cupcakes.

Recipe Notes

Makes 16 piped cupcakes and 22 spatula-spreaded cupcakes.