When I asked my son what he thought, he replied, 'This is the best cupcake I've ever had!' Garnish with fresh raspberries, pink candy pearls, and mint leaves. Keep cupcakes refrigerated.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cupcakes:
Filling:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Mix white cake mix, water, lemon-flavored gelatin mix, egg whites, and canola oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Turn speed to medium and beat batter for 2 minutes. Fill muffin cups about 1/2-full with batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool cupcakes completely, at least 30 minutes.

  • Beat milk and cheesecake-flavored pudding mix together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and thickened, about 2 minutes. Transfer pudding to a pastry bag fitted with an icing tip. Break an opening into each cupcake using the icing tip and gently squeeze pudding into cupcake until it begins to swell.

  • Beat confectioners' sugar, butter, and lemonade concentrate together in a bowl using an electric mixer until frosting is smooth and thickened; spread onto cupcakes.

Cook's Note:

Using a tip and pastry bag to make icing rosettes looks nice, but you can also just frost the cupcakes with a knife.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 63.1g 20% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 22mg 7% DV; sodium 260.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2019
These were very flavorful and moist - and got lots of compliments at a party! I couldn't find raspberry lemonade so I used less lemonade concentrate instead and added in some strained frozen raspberries. They still ended up more lemony that raspberry but still tasted great! My photo is the one with 'bunny poop' on top of it to fit an "Oh " themed party haha! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2016
Made exactly as recipe suggested. Got lots of compliments from the kids & group I took to. However I felt the cupcake was waay too moist with the pudding inside. Had to eat it with a fork on a plate and warn people what was inside so they didn't think it was under cooked (people mentioned they thought this before I told them). And it didn't have enough lemon flavoring to suit me. May try it again with a lemon cake mix (saves a step-but would be more yellow) or additional lemon zest. Icing also way too sweet to suit my taste. Will probably cut the sugar in half with the icing next time. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2015
Excellent! It's the combination of flavors that make it so good. They require some work though. Next time I'll get a baking syringe to inject the pudding. I used a straw to poke a hole and then squirted in the pudding. I'll make them again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2016
Made exactly as recipe suggested. Got lots of compliments from the kids & group I took to. However I felt the cupcake was waay too moist with the pudding inside. Had to eat it with a fork on a plate and warn people what was inside so they didn't think it was under cooked (people mentioned they thought this before I told them). And it didn't have enough lemon flavoring to suit me. May try it again with a lemon cake mix (saves a step-but would be more yellow) or additional lemon zest. Icing also way too sweet to suit my taste. Will probably cut the sugar in half with the icing next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2015
we loved these cupcakes. they were easy to make and a light taste. i liked the no food coloring approach for. definitely a keeper for something alittle different Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2019
These were very flavorful and moist - and got lots of compliments at a party! I couldn't find raspberry lemonade so I used less lemonade concentrate instead and added in some strained frozen raspberries. They still ended up more lemony that raspberry but still tasted great! My photo is the one with 'bunny poop' on top of it to fit an "Oh " themed party haha! Read More
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