Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

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cherry limeade cupcakesAnyone else a big fan of cherry limeades? Mmmm….they’re one of our favorite drinks here, especially in the summer! So, why not put all those delicious flavors in a cupcake?! Hello awesome! Don’t they just look so tasty & fun?! They’re perfect for a party!

Cherry Limeade CupcakeAnd talk about the perfect combination of flavors! Homemade lime cupcakes topped with cherry buttercream icing. Seriously so good – like a sweet fruit flavor explosion! I love how bright & colorful these look – just so cheery! So, if you’re looking for a fun & different cupcake, give this one a try!

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Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Cherry limeade cupcakes - all the flavors of your favorite drink in a tasty dessert treat!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 -14
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors



  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 T freshly squeezed lime juice about 3 limes
  • 3 T lime zest
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • optional Lime slices and/or maraschino cherry
  • optional Neon green and white paper straws


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Neon pink food gel


  • Preheat oven to 325° and line cupcake pans with liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add whole eggs, one at a time, and mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla, freshly squeezed lime juice and lime zest to the mixture and mix well.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and cornstarch and mix well with a fork.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until well incorporated.
  • Pour the mixed cupcake batter into the cupcake liners, filling 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for first 10 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to complete cooling process.
  • While cupcakes cool, prepare the icing in a medium bowl - add the butter and mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add the cherry juice and almond extract and mix until well blended.
  • Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, and mix until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Add a small amount of neon pink food gel until you reach a hot pink color.
  • Frost cupcakes
  • Slice a lime and garnish each cupcake with 1/2 of a slice & a cherry if desired.
  • (optional) Cut 6 paper straws in half and insert into each cupcake.
  • ENJOY!
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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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