(2-Ingredient) Strawberry Soda Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
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Serves: 18 cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (12-oz) can Diet 7-up, room temperature
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 (8-oz) pkg. light cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbsp. room temperature unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line muffin tins with 18 mufifn liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, pour the cake mix. Pour the diet soda in slowly to the cake mix. Stir together with a whisk until all lumps are gone.
  3. Scoop batter into muffin liners, filling about ¾ full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on a cooling rack.
  4. While cupcakes are cooling, bump up oven temperature to 400ºF. Spread coconut on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, or until toasted, stirring every so often so it doesn't burn. Pull out of oven and set aside.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and lemon juice. Blend together with a mixer until all combined and smooth.
  6. Frost cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Now, devour! :)
Recipe by Yummy Healthy Easy at https://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/strawberry-soda-cupcakes-with-lemon-cream-cheese-frosting/