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!

   

26 Responses to “Spiked Raspberry-Lemonade Cupcakes”

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    pippa@popovertopippas — March 20, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    cool technique!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — March 20, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    I LOVE chambord!! These cupcakes are look SO delicious! Heading over to check out the recipe!

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    cheri — March 20, 2014 @ 11:04 am

    These cupcakes are so beautiful, perfect for the first day of spring.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 20, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    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!

    • Laura replied: — March 21st, 2014 @ 8:57 am

      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!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 20, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    These cupcakes look perfect!

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    Crystal | Apples & Sparkle — March 20, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    These cupcakes are definitely an appropriate welcome to spring. I love freeze-dried fruit as an ingredient. : )

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — March 20, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    these just made me SMILE :) there’s no other way to put it!

    • Laura replied: — March 21st, 2014 @ 8:56 am

      Aww, thanks Christine! :)

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    Amy Mak — March 20, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    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.

    • Laura replied: — March 21st, 2014 @ 8:56 am

      Ooh! Did you make them?! Let me know! So glad you liked the pasta!

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    Geraldine — March 20, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

    What a clever idea to use freeze dried raspberries. These cupcakes look absolutely delicious. Just pinned!

    • Laura replied: — March 21st, 2014 @ 8:56 am

      Thanks Geraldine! So glad you like them–and thanks for sharing!

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    Erika — March 20, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    Love the freeze-dried raspberry technique.. that’s just genius.. Can’t wait to try this out.

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — March 20, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    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!

    • Laura replied: — March 21st, 2014 @ 8:55 am

      Thanks Kelli!!!

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    Rachel — March 20, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

    What a cool idea to use dried raspberries instead of food coloring! I want to try that….

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — March 20, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! I’m sure these taste absolutely amazing. Pinning!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — March 20, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    Lovely little cupcakes. I love that you went au naturale.

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    Tieghan — March 20, 2014 @ 11:27 pm

    I choose tacos for my BHG post, but now I wish I would have done cupcakes!! So very fun!

    • Laura replied: — March 21st, 2014 @ 8:55 am

      I remember those tacos! They looked so good!

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    Joanne — March 21, 2014 @ 7:49 am

    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.

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    Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists — March 22, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    Oh my, these look delicious! Love all things raspberries!

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    Ashley — March 22, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    I LOVE using freeze dried fruit like that. So amazing! Lovely photos!!

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    Abbie @ Needs Salt — March 25, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

    These cupcakes look absolutely beautiful and so delicious. I love the color of that frosting!
    Pinning!

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