Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes make the perfect Valentine treat! They are a little sweet and a little tart with perfect balance. These are also great for a summer time treat or picnic.
There is a secret trick, I learned from a good friend, to keep cupcakes moist. Make a glaze out of any juice, powdered sugar, water and a little oil. Then brush it on top of the cupcake once it is cooled. This will help seal in the moisture and keep your cupcakes soft for a few days. It will even allow you to wait a day to ice your cupcakes so you can get a head start on your baking.
Making homemade buttercream icing is really easy to make and makes your cupcakes taste homemade. For these strawberry lemonade cupcakes, I take a Ziplock bag, fill it with the icing and snip the corner off. I also double my cupcake wrappers in the baking pan so they look prettier on a platter. If you are serving these for Valentines print out these cupcake toppers and glue them to a toothpick to make them even more fun.
If you love cupcake recipes you might also want to try my Lemon Cupcakes with a Caramel Drizzle or these Banana Cupcakes with Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting.