Lemonade cupcakes recipe

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serves: 6 - 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min
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  • These lemonade cupcakes are great fun for children’s parties. They have a refreshing lemon flavor with a tangy, citrus kick from the lemonade. You can almost feel the tingling of the bubbles when you eat them! A buttery sponge with a sweet twist makes these cupcakes moreish and delicious. You could even top these cupcakes with grated lemon zest for an extra kick! Whether you want something to whip up for your next celebration or just want something in the house to treat the kids this weekend, this lemonade cupcake recipe will become your new family favourite. What’s more, they’re a really quick recipe to make, so it’s great if you’ve got unexpected guests. It takes just 30 minutes from start to finish and makes 8 cupcakes. Try it this week and you won’t be disappointed – but you might want to make double as they’re sure to disappear quickly!


    • 40g softened butter or margarine
    • 60g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 120g self-raising flour, sifted
    • 120ml sugar-free lemonade
    • For the glaze:
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 15ml sugar-free lemonade


    • To make this cupcake recipe, preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4 and line a muffin tray with 6 to 8 cupcake cases

    • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg

    • Add the flour and stir until combined

    • Add the sugar-free lemonade and stir carefully

    • Fill each cupcake case ¾ full and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a cocktail stick inserted in the center comes out clean

    • When baked remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool

    • When the cakes are cooled, mix the icing sugar and sugar-free lemonade together for the glaze.

    • Dip the top of each cupcake into the glaze and put aside to set

    Top tip for making Lemonade cupcakes

    These can be made with any sugar-free or diet fizzy drinks

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