Spiked Raspberry-Lemonade Cupcakes

Spiked Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes | bloggingoverthyme.com

Happy first day of spring!

I bring you cupcakes and pink frosting.  Life is good.

Spiked Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes | bloggingoverthyme.com

Cupcakes will always hold a very special place in my heart.  I love their versatility, portability factor, and the endless possibilities they present!

They are the dessert equivalent of a blank canvas.

Spiked Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes | bloggingoverthyme.com

So when Better Homes & Gardens asked me to guest post on Delish Dish and do my own spin on one of their recipes, my mind immediately became fixated on cupcakes.  I had a one-track mind.

I discovered these spiked raspberry-lemonade cupcakes and never looked back.  Firstly, they are spiked with Chambord.  Secondly, they involve citrus.

It was meant to be.

Spiked Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes | bloggingoverthyme.com

Instead of following the recipe exactly and tinting the frosting with red food coloring, I chose to go au naturale and naturally tint (and flavor) the frosting with freeze dried raspberries.

Spiked Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes | bloggingoverthyme.com

Did you know that you can process freeze-dried raspberries into a powder and use it to flavor or decorate baked goods?

Oh yes.  Yes, you can.

Spiked Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes | bloggingoverthyme.com

Check out the full post (including recipe links and my adaptations) on BHG’s Delish Dish blog today!