Treat your guests to something part sweet, part sour and all positively delicious when you serve a freshly baked batch of our Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1/3 cup COUNTRY TIME Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix, divided
1 pkg. (2-layer size) strawberry cake mix
1 tsp. lemon zest, divided
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
24 small strawberries, fanned
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Let's Make It
Reserve 1 Tbsp. drink mix for later use. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending remaining drink mix and 1/2 tsp. lemon zest into batter before spooning into prepared muffin cups. Cool 10 min. in pans. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Spread reserved drink mix onto small plate. Press top of cupcakes into drink mix.
Use handle of wooden spoon to poke hole in top of each cupcake. Spoon COOL WHIP into pastry bag fitted with round tip. Use to pipe about 1 Tbsp. COOL WHIP into each cupcake; top with remaining COOL WHIP. Garnish with remaining lemon zest and strawberries.
If You Don't Have a Pastry Bag
Spoon COOL WHIP into resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off one bottom corner of bag; use to squeeze COOL WHIP into, and onto tops of, cupcakes.
Omit strawberries. Prepare and frost cupcakes as directed, using COUNTRY TIME Strawberry Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix.
Easy Strawberry Shortcakes
Bake cupcakes as directed; cool completely. Meanwhile, slice strawberries; toss with the reserved 1 Tbsp. drink mix and remaining lemon zest. Refrigerate until ready to use. Split cupcakes; serve topped with strawberries and COOL WHIP.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.