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Scrumptious Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes



2424 cupcakes
  • For cupcakes

  • 1(18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1(3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin
  • 1cup mashed fresh strawberries(1 and 1/2 c. whole=1 c. mashed)
  • 1cup vegetable oil
  • 12cup buttermilk
  • 4eggs
  • For the lemon cream cheese frosting

  • 12cup shortening
  • 12cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1(8 ounce) bar cream cheese, softened
  • 1tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2lbs powdered sugar, sifted
  • 12teaspoon salt
  • 1 -2tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  1. For cupcakes: In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and gelatin mix. Make a well in the center and pour in mashed strawberries, oil, milk and eggs. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl and beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared cupcake pans.
  2. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min or until cupcakes are done.
  3. For the lemon cream cheese frosting: Cream together shortening, butter, and cream cheese until nice and smooth. Add vanilla into mixture and combine. Sift together sugar and salt, and slowly add to shortening, butter & cheese mixture. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Top each cupcake with a slice of strawberry and lemon zest. Voila!

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