About a week ago Beyoncé changed all of our lives. Again. Her new visual album dropped late Saturday night, leaving pretty much everyone feeling unprepared, overwhelmed, and overrun with emotion. After all, Lemonade is not just another album— it’s an experience.

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In honor of Beyoncé and this  flawless new album, we’ve turned Lemonade into the perfect snack—lemonade cupcakes with zesty hot sauce—loaded with as much flavor and heat as Queen B herself. So get in formation and get baking, because after he tries these he’ll never want to call Becky again.

Lemon Cupcakes

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:12
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (optional)
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
Photo by Jedd Marrero
Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 3

In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt butter. Whisk in 1 cup of sugar.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 4

Stir in egg, yogurt, and milk until combined.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 5

Add vanilla and lemon juice.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 6

Slowly mix in dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Add lemon zest. Batter will be thick.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 7

Fill liners 3/4 of the way with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Sriracha Hot Sauce Frosting

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:n/a
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:12
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 3-4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Photo by Jedd Marrero
Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 1

Using an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 2

Beat in confectioners sugar and milk, alternating between the two.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 3

Gradually add hot sauce to taste.

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Photo by Jedd Marrero

Step 4

Use a piping bag (or ziploc bag with a corner cut out) and fill with frosting. Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake. Drizzle with Sriracha for extra heat (and extra Beyoncé).

Photo by Jedd Marrero
Photo by Jedd Marrero