Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

I don’t remember how I stumbled across this but it was destiny.  I had to have them as soon as I came across the recipe.


  • box of fun fetti cake mix
  • 2 1/2 tsp powdered sugar-free pink lemonade mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • lemon zest from half of a lemon
  • 2 drops pink food coloring (optional)
  • sprinkles, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line cupcake tins.

Stir together the water and pink lemonade powder.  Combine the cake mix, pink lemonade mixture, applesauce, lemon zest, food coloring and oil in a large bowl and with an electric mixer, mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake pans.  Add sprinkles if using and bake in the oven for 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.

Cool completely and ice if preferred.  I iced mine because really, what is a cupcake with no icing?!

(but here is how cute it was pre-icing.)


I really, REALLY enjoyed these cupcakes.  Super moist and the tartness was refreshing!

and p.s. happy birthday to ME (not the blog)!


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