Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

5 from 7 reviews

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are the perfect summer treat. A lemony cupcake filled with lemon curd and topped with strawberry buttercream frosting.



For the Cupcakes:

For the Frosting:

To Decorate:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners.
  2. Add the cake mix and ingredients from the box to a stand mixer.
  3. Mix on medium speed until combined.
  4. Add in lemon zest and extract and mix until combined.
  5. Divide batter into paper liners, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.
  6. Bake according to box directions, usually 18-20 minutes.
  7. Transfer cupcakes to wire racks to cool completely.
  8. Use a paring knife to cut a small cone shape out of the top of each cupcake. Fill with a dollop of lemon curd. Place the removed cake piece back on top.
  9. Prepare the frosting by adding the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium high speed for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  11. Add in the strawberry gelatin powder, salt and milk.
  12. Transfer frosting to a piping bag and pipe frosting on top of cupcakes.
  13. Garnish with sprinkles, fresh strawberries or lemon slices.


If you can’t find lemon cake mix, use white or vanilla cake mix and increase the lemon extract to 1 tablespoon.

Keywords: Strawberry lemonade cupcakes, cupcakes, baking, lemon curd, summerdessertweek

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