Thursday, May 3, 2012

Key Lime Cupcakes

I am slowly working my way through a huge bag of key limes, and these cupcakes from My madison bistro were a great way to use a few of them. I absolutely loved these cupcakes, can't say enough good things about them.  Randal  took them to work this morning and from what I hear everyone who tried them liked them also.


Cupcakes:
1 ¾ cups cake flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 ½ tbsp key lime juice
1 tbsp key lime zest
1 drop green food colouring
¾ cup buttermilk

Frosting:
1 stick unsalted butter
8 ounces cream cheese
2 ¼ cups icing sugar
1 tbsp key lime zest

Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with 12 liners.

Sift the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, set aside.

Using a mixer beat the butter until softened. Add sugar and beat for four minutes, until fluffy. Add eggs, lime juice, zest, and food colouring and mix.

Add the flour in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour.  Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full. Bake 22-25 minutes. Cool and frost with cream cheese icing and sprinkle additional lime zest over frosting.

To make the frosting, beat the butter until softened.  Add the cream cheese and slowly add icing sugar until combined. Beat in zest.

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9 comments:

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Yum! I love anything with lime in it and especially Key Lime desserts. I will definitely be trying these. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle

Katie @ Quality Cheap Home said...

These look really yummy! My parents lived in Key West for a time and while there, we all got hooked on key lime stuff. Definitely want to try these! Yum!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Wow! Those look so yummy! This is a fun recipe, I have never seen key lime cupcakes before! I need to try this out! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Alyssa said...

These cupcakes look so good, I especially like the frosting! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

Terry said...

Ooh, I love key lime and these even look really good. Nice job. Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week.

Six Sisters said...

Key lime is a family favorite!! Lovin this recipe. We're so glad you joined us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

Miz Helen said...

I just love your Cupcake, and can't wait to make it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
Miz Helen
A New Follower

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party.

MrsFoxsSweets said...

Thanks for sharing, these look so yummy and are being featured tomorrow at Mrs. Fox’s Sweets Party :) Congrats!