Lemonade cupcakes recipe

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serves: 6 - 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 182 kCal 9%
Fat 4.3g 6%
  -  Saturates 1.1g 6%
Carbohydrates 33.6g 9%
  -  of which Sugars 23.4g 26%
Protein 2.3g 5%
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  • These sticky-sweet lemonade cupcakes are topped with lemonade icing. One of our favourite easy baking recipes for kids

    These lemonade cupcakes are so simple to make at home using just five ingredients to make the sponges and two ingredients to make the lemonade icing. This cupcake recipe would work just as well using pink lemonade to create pink lemonade cupcakes.


    • 40g softened butter or margarine
    • 60g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 120g self-raising flour, sifted
    • 120ml sugar-free lemonade or sugar-free pink lemonade
    • For the glaze:
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 15ml sugar-free lemonade or sugar-free pink lemonade
    • Sprinkles or lemon zest to decorate (optional)


    • 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 it aside to set. You could also spoon the icing onto each cake too. Finish with sprinkles or grated lemon zest.

    Top tips for making lemonade cupcakes

    If you want to add even more lemon flavour to these lemonade cupcakes, add some grated lemon zest to the sponge mixture before baking. You could also garnish the cupcakes with grated zest instead of sprinkles too.

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