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Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Monkey’s birthday was on the 11th, which was also Mother’s Day this year. I decided I wanted to make some cupcakes for her to take to the family picnic in the park. I didn’t want to make plain old cupcakes, so I decided to give Kool-Aid a try in the cupcakes and frosting to make Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes. I really liked them and I think the kids would have liked them better without those little flower candies on top. I think they were stale or something because they did not taste good. The cupcake liners, flower picks, and flower candies all came in a little Wilton pack that I found at Meijer. It was on clearance cheaper than just a pack of cupcake liners so I got that. I should have gotten something else. Not only were the candies icky, but the liners stained the inside of my cupcake pan!

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes


  • 1 box of White Cake Mix I used Pillsbury
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or whatever oil you like to use
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 packages Blue Raspberry Lemonade Kool-Aid
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake mix, oil, water, and eggs together. Add in one packet of Kool-Aid mix to your batter.
  2. Evenly distribute batter in 24 cupcake molds or cupcake wrappers.
  3. Bake cupcakes for 19-23 minutes.
  4. While cupcakes are baking, in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add vanilla, Kool-Aid, and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
  6. When cupcakes are cool, frost with your Blue Raspberry Lemonade Buttercream Frosting and enjoy!

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

I love how easy it is to make this recipe and that you can give it a little kick with some Kool-Aid. I don’t think it was too sweet with the Lemonade Kool-Aid mix. Some other mixes give it a weird flavor. Have you ever added Kool-Aid to your cupcakes? What’s your favorite cupcake?


About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Lemonade cupcakes? Wow, that blew my mind, that sounds so good!

  2. Yummy! These look great Paula!

  3. I’ve never thought about using Kool-Aid in cupcakes – that’s brilliant!

  4. Now that sounds delicious. If I made this, it would be my first time to bake w/ coconut oil.

  5. This looks delicious! I could use one right now.

  6. shelly peterson says:

    Well these cupcakes look adorable and oh so yummy! sorry to hear the cupcake liners stained your pans.

  7. I’m going to make these next week! They look so fun!

  8. I’ve never baked with Kool-Aid, but that would be a good way to color cakes without using food coloring.

  9. These look amazingly delicious!

  10. First off these cupcakes are darling and two, yummy!!! I am gonna have to make these, I love my cupcakes :-)!

  11. Ha ha – we JUST did this, this past weekend for our daughter’s graduation open house party. I wanted to make cupcakes in the college she’s attending this fall school colors which are orange and green. I had a green velvet cake mix but no orange cake mix so I added a package of mango peach kool-aid to white cake mix to make orange ones. They were pretty tasty.

  12. I’ve never added it to cake, but I’ve added it to things for flavor and it works great. These look delicious!

  13. vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    Very cute and tasty cupcakes. I’ll have to try these.

  14. Yum and I have never used Kool-aid for anything other than Kool-aid LOL

  15. What a fantastic and fun mix of flavors. It is perfect for summer!

  16. That is a “kool” aquatic color. Perfect for a beach theme party.

  17. These cupcakes look so yummy and festive. I’ll have to make them sometime.

  18. Yummo! What a delicious cupcake flavour! Love the cute cake toppers too.

  19. Blue raspberry lemonade was my favorite flavor of Kool-Aid growing up, so baking these are sure to really take me back!

  20. Yummy, and what a brilliant idea!