Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cake 

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar lemon zest from two lemons
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract

Strawberry Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup strawberries (blended into a puree and pushed through a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of strawberry extract
  • 1 1/2 pounds confectioner’s sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Preparation

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