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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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade cupcakes, lemon cupcakes, buttercream frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 22 cupcakes
Calories 258kcal


  • 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


  • Make the cupcakes according to the package instructions. Let cool.
  • In a mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy.
  • Add sugar and lemonade mix. Beat.
  • Add milk and vanilla. Mix for a couple of minutes until nice and fluffy using an electric mixer.
  • Use a rubber spatula to mix by hand for 1 minute. This will create a glossier frosting.
  • Pipe or spread frosting onto cupcakes.


Makes 16 piped cupcakes and 22 spatula-spreaded cupcakes.


Calories: 258kcal