Pretty in Pink Cream Cheese Frosting
Pink Lemonade Cream Cheese Frosting
I have to say, even though this icing is pink, my boys don't seem to mind. It provides the perfect backdrop for sprinkles if you're planning a party. The pink color compliments fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries, cherries and blueberries, too. A really cute way to decorate these cupcakes, is with a colorful paper straw readily found in the party section of most stores such as Target and Walmart as well as craft stores like Michaels. It's a fun and inexpensive way to present a simple cupcake and take it to another level. If you're a lemonade fan, you may like to try this Homemade Pink Lemonade recipe from The Recipe Rebel.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Pink Lemonade Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- 4-5 tablespoon frozen pink lemonade concentrate thawed
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- red or pink food coloring
- Using a mixer, cream together the softened butter and cream cheese. Beat for 3 minutes until fluffy and pale yellow in color.
- Add the vanilla, lemon extract and lemon zest, beating just until combined.
- Lower the speed of the mixer, and begin to add the powdered sugar, alternately with the thawed pink lemonade concentrate. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl periodically, so all of the ingredients will combine.
- Add a few drops of red or pink food coloring.
- After all of the ingredients have been added, increase the speed of the mixer and beat for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and no lumps remain.
- Store chilled.
I baked a white Duncan Hines cake (no time for scratch), in which I added 1 tsp lemon extract and lemon zest. I made this lemon frosting recipe exactly as written, and it was the hit of Easter dinner this year. The lemon flavor is bright and delicious.
Awesome Beth, thank you!
Delicious frosting! I used it on pink lemonade cupcakes (lemon cake mix with 4 egg whites instead of 3 whole eggs and few drops of red food coloring); topped them with a sprinkle of pink sanding sugar, small half-slice of lemon jelly candy and a drained maraschino cherry on the stem. Very popular at our block party!
Thank you Beth, so happy to hear it!
This is an awesome recipe!! Everyone loved it!!!
Hi Linda! Other than cooking with it, which is not often at all, I don't either. Sounds like it would be a fun and delicious drink without it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your memory. ♥ Melissa
Melissa- I don't know whether you and your family/friends drink whiskey. I don't care for it now, but when I was growing up my folks used to take a defrosted container of the frozen pink lemonade concentrate, add about a container of whiskey, lots of ice cubes and blend up whiskey sours. Garnish with cherries or other fruit. (frugal me, always thinking of ways to use up the opened, unused lemonade concentrate)
I just saw you're homemade lemonade recipe. Haven't tried it yet but I can say without actually knowing, it's gonna be bomb!! Just by the reading the ingredients, I know it is. I've tried a few other recipes from you that are simply delicious and the recipes are "no fail" easy to understand.
THANK YOU MELISSA ❤
My family and I appreciate your hard work.
Thank you for such a sweet note it means the world to me!