Spiked Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Happy first day of spring!
I bring you cupcakes and pink frosting. Life is good.
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.
So when Better Homes & Gardens asked me to put 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.
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.
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.
Find the full recipe here.
25 Comments on “Spiked Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes”
These cupcakes look absolutely beautiful and so delicious. I love the color of that frosting!
I LOVE using freeze dried fruit like that. So amazing! Lovely photos!!
Oh my, these look delicious! Love all things raspberries!
Cupcakes really are the perfect sweet treat in my opinion. They have the ideal cake:frosting ratio! Pretty sure the freeze-dried raspberry powder must makes me these SO intensely raspberry. In a good way.
I choose tacos for my BHG post, but now I wish I would have done cupcakes!! So very fun!
I remember those tacos! They looked so good!
Lovely little cupcakes. I love that you went au naturale.
Such gorgeous photos! I’m sure these taste absolutely amazing. Pinning!
What a cool idea to use dried raspberries instead of food coloring! I want to try that….
Yay for guest posting on BHG! Yay for spring (finally!!)! And triple yay for cupcakes!! These are beautiful, and I love the use of freeze dried berries!
Love the freeze-dried raspberry technique.. that’s just genius.. Can’t wait to try this out.
What a clever idea to use freeze dried raspberries. These cupcakes look absolutely delicious. Just pinned!
Thanks Geraldine! So glad you like them–and thanks for sharing!
These are so beautiful! Tonight I’m going to a cake auction and am going to try these – thank you! Also, we had your spaghetti bolagnese this week for dinner and it was delicious.
Ooh! Did you make them?! Let me know! So glad you liked the pasta!
These cupcakes are definitely an appropriate welcome to spring. I love freeze-dried fruit as an ingredient. : )
these just made me SMILE 🙂 there’s no other way to put it!
Aww, thanks Christine! 🙂
These cupcakes look perfect!
I adore chambord and have at least a bottle or two on hand always 🙂 I need these cupcakes! Pinned
And congrats on your BHG feature!
I don’t actually have a big bottle but I bought one of those mini bar bottles for this recipe and it was the PERFECT size. Thanks Averie!
These cupcakes are so beautiful, perfect for the first day of spring.
I LOVE chambord!! These cupcakes are look SO delicious! Heading over to check out the recipe!