Strawberry Lemon Jello Cupcake Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

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We were asked by Kraft to add our spin to one of their spring dessert recipes. So here's our take on their Luscious Lemon Poke Cake. Instead of "poking" the cake with holes to get the Jell-O flavor inside, we decided to create a cupcake with an actual Jell-O filling surprise inside! I can't wait to serve these to guests to see their reaction!

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STRAWBERRY LEMON JELLO CUPCAKE RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • White or yellow cupcakes (homemade or from a mix)
  • 1 pkg.  (6 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup  cold milk
  • 3 cups  thawed Cool Whip
  • Lemon zest for garnish
Directions:

Bake 12 cupcakes and let cool.

Prepare strawberry Jello using the directions on the package. Refrigerate for 5 hours.

Prepare lemon frosting by whisking lemon pudding mix and milk in large bowl, then stirring in Cool Whip.

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Using a cupcake corer or knife,  carefully remove the center of the cupcakes.

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Using the cupcake corer or a knife, cut out circular pieces of Jello. Carefully insert your Jello cylinders into your cupcakes. Lainey, my daughter, loved this part!

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Frost cupcakes with lemon frosting and top with fresh lemon zest. Refrigerate cupcakes until serving.

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

And there you have it! Lemon cupcakes with a fun Jell-O surprise inside!

These cupcakes have a sweet and tangy flavor from the light and airy lemon frosting, to the cake-y vanilla cupcake, to the cold and slippery strawberry Jell-O. Total fun in your mouth!

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Here's another simple spring dessert recipe to check out... Strawberry Pretzel Squares.

Sweeten up this spring with easy dessert recipes from Kraft.

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“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kraft via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kraft.”

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