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Key Lime Cupcakes Recipe

These Key Lime Cupcakes are a fun little change to your dessert. They taste like key lime pie, but they are in cake form, and I think they may even be better than the actual pie.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, Dessert, key lime dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 508kcal

Equipment

  • Muffin Tin
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup self rising flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lime peel
  • ¼ teaspoon food coloring green
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

Frosting

  • 18 ounces cream cheese softened to room temp
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lime peel
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  • Whisk both flours in medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth.
  • Add sugar; beat to blend. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then next 3 ingredients (batter may look curdled).
  • Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions.
  • Spoon scant 1/3 cup batter into each liner.
  • Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.

Frosting

  • Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread over cupcakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg