Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
Since summer is upon us, although here we wouldn't know that with the rain and wind today! Sunny days are right around the corner and it made me think of pink lemonade for sunshiny days in the backyard.
I found this recipe from Sweet Cheeks in the Kitchen blog (actually found it on pinterest) and decided I had to give it a go.
I had to revamp the recipe a bit because I never buy buttermilk I just create it using milk and vinegar. However, I have yet to learn to make anything other than 1 cup of it. So since the above recipe needed 1/4 cup of it, I had to quadrupal it. Slightly tricky and the first attempt I got it wrong!
Leaving out 4 egg whites really messes with a recipe!! Pretty pink hockey pucks (all 48 of them, 24 regular and 24 mini cupcakes) in the garbage!!!
Pretty but yucky tasting.....garbage they went!
So for an employee's birthday I decide it was an excellent reason for attempt number 2. Armed with my 4 extra egg whites, I thought I was ready to go!
The cupcakes did end up turning out great, they are a little less pink than the first batch but tasted good this time!!
A few little cracks in the top but definitely showed promise!! After taking a short TV break, I went to start the frosting.....which was supposed to be pink lemonade as well. Apparently I did not check my lemonade purchase and bought regular lemonade as my second can. So vanilla buttercream it was!!!
It's actually my favourite frosting in the whole world so I wasn't entirely dissappointed!
They were quite yummy and I was pleased they turned out this time.
A little sprinkles for added festiveness and a deliverying I went!
Here is the quadrupaled recipe:
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
(makes 36 cupcakes)
4 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
8 egg whites
1 1/3 cups (1 can) thawed frozen pink lemonde
1 cup buttermilk (can use almost one cup of milk and 1 tbsp of vinegar)
pink food colouring
1. Preheat over to 350 F
2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
3. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, egg whites and pink lemondae concentrate.
4. Alternate mixing in flour mixture and buttermilk, until smooth. Batter will be quite runny, that's the way it's supposed to be.
5. Add a little pink or red food colouring to make it a more fun pink colour and then scoop into liners.
6. Bake for 20-25 mins
7. Cool and frost
Pink Lemonade Frosting
6-8 cups icing sugar
1 cup of butter, soften (salted, if using unsalted add 1/4 tsp of salt)
1/2 tbsp pink lemonade concentrate
Cream butter first then add pink lemonade concentrate and then approx 5-6 cups of icing sugar and taste and add until you like it!
**Incase Pink Lemonade Frosting seems like it will be too much pink lemonade, here's a vanilla buttercream frosting that tastes good with them.
1 cup of soften butter
1/2 cup of milk
2 tsp of vanilla
6-8 cups of icing sugar
Cream butter first, then add milk and vanilla and add about 5 cups of icing sugar and taste and add until you like it!
Well I hope that you enjoy this recipe for your summer festivities!!!
What's your favourtie summer time treat?