Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe with Think Pink Printables

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October is an exciting month. Fall is here, the temperature cools, Halloween is only one day, but seems like a month of anticipation, all our favorite fall TV shows come back, and it’s time to get cozy.

It’s important to remember that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Strawberry cupcakes with Think Pink printables are a sweet way to remind everyone.

Strawberry pink cupcakes with breast cancer awareness toppers.

Think Pink Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Let’s break up the pumpkin spice everything with some strawberry cupcakes. October is the time to remind everyone to check their breasts. Why not do so in the form of a cupcake?

These strawberry cupcakes are incredibly easy to make using just a mix and a can of Sprite. The lemon cream cheese frosting pairs deliciously with the strawberry cake.

Of course, you can make this recipe all year, but print the cupcakes toppers for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Strawberry cake mix, lemons, butter, powdered sugar, sprite, vanilla, and cream cheese.

Strawberry Cupcakes Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Sprite
  • Strawberry cake mix
  • Cream cheese
  • Unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemons
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cupcake topper printable
  • White cardstock
  • Cake pop sticks or craft sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cupcake liners

Think Pink Cupcakes Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 18 cupcake liners and set aside.

Pouring sprite into strawberry cake mix.

Add the cake mix to a medium mixing bowl. Slowly pour in the can of Sprite and stir together until the batter is smooth.

Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 of the way full.

Bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Pink cupcakes on a cooling rack.

Let the cupcakes cool on a cooling rack while you make the frosting.

Mixing lemon cream cheese frosting in a bowl.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.

Use a mixer to blend all the ingredients together until well combined.

If you would like a thicker frosting consistency, add more powdered sugar.

Transfer the frosting to a piping bag and add your desired piping tip to frost the cupcakes.

To make the cupcake toppers, cut out circles from the print out. Click the image to enlarge for printing. Print them on white cardstock for best results.

Think Pink cupcake toppers.

Use two of the same circles per cupcake topper. Place on circle printed side down on a flat surface and cover the back in glue.

Putting glue on a cupcake topper circle.

Place a stick in the center of that glued circle. Cover the back of an identical circle and glue and place it printed side up over the circle with the stick.

You may need to cut the sticks to shorten them to fit on the cupcakes. Place the completed cupcake topper into the center of a frosted cupcake.

Pink ribbon cupcake toppers on sticks.
Yield: 18 cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe with Think Pink Printables

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Make these strawberry cupcakes with Think Pink toppers to help spread awareness!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) can Sprite, room temperature
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with 18 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, pour in the cake mix. Pour the Sprite in slowly, and stir together until all lumps are removed.
  3. Scoop batter into cupcake liners, filling ¾ full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  4. Allow cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack.
  5. For frosting: Combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon juice in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  6. Blend together with a mixer until all ingredients are combined. Add additional powdered sugar if a thicker frosting is preferred.
  7. Scoop frosting into piping bag using desired piping tip to frost cupcakes.
  8. For cupcake toppers: Cut out circles from print out. (Click image to enlarge for printing)
  9. Use two identical circles per cupcake topper. Place one circle printed side down on a flat surface and cover the back in glue.
  10. Place the stick in the center of the glued circle. Cover the back of an identical circle in glue and place it printed side up over the circle with the stick in the center. Make sure the edges line up and press all edges closed until glue is completely dry.
  11. Sticks may need to be shortened depending on the length being used. Place the completed cupcake topper in the center of a frosted cupcake.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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12 Comments

  1. Looks good and good reminders. What’s the Sprite do to the cupcake?

    1. If you add any can of pop or carbonated beverage to a cake mix, that’s all you need to make it! It’s such a quick trick. My husband actually prefers cupcakes made with Sprite.

  2. The cupcakes look delicious I can’t wait to give them a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe and the printables.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    Your Cupcakes are just adorable and I love cream cheese in frosting and these are so much fun to make. I always love making cupcakes for my family on their birthdays and I am going to try out your recipe!!

  4. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I have never tried cupcakes made with sprite as one of the ingredients,but i have tried 7up cake so i can only imagine how good this would be.The lemon cream cheese frosting sounds good as well.This is one recipe i will definitely try

  5. Really cute and delicious looking cupcakes!

  6. Crystal Rogers Walker says:

    I am very much into Breast Cancer Awareness and these cupcakes are the cutest and they are not that hard to make either, I will go and get everything I need, thank you

  7. Birdiebee says:

    These cupcakes look delightful.

  8. Laurie Nykaza says:

    These are so cute and pink and look wonderful to make at my daughters next party.

  9. Tammy Woodall says:

    My niece would love to help me make these Strawberry Cupcakes – and for such a great cause. Thanks for the Think Pink Printables.

  10. RANDY FULGHAM says:

    i love cup cakes, they make me happy,this recipe looks very good to make……but they would taste even better if you made me some and fed-ex them me for my birthday–hehe

  11. Sandra Watts says:

    These are great looking cupcakes and I am sure taste just as good. Think pink!

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