Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yummy Key Lime Cupcakes!

Key lime pie is one of my favorites so I had to try this similar cupcake recipe I found in Family Circle Magazine.  I doubled the recipe since the original was to be made in a mini cupcake pan and made regular size cupcakes to own liking.  I iced them with a light cream cheese icing and a sprinkle of green sugar or a lime piece. New cupcake flavor and a nice spring and summer must make.

Happy Baking from my kitchen to yours,

Easy and effortless and with just the right amount of lime!  Use fresh lime if you like!

Here is the single recipe:

1 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
6 tsp. softened butter
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup Key lime or regular lime juice

Heat oven to 350.  Line muffin pans with foil or paper liners

In a medium bowl, combine butter, sugar and beat until creamy.  Add eggs one at a time beating well.  Add flour mixture and Key Lime juice. Bake approximately 17 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool

Cream cheese Frosting:

1 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons softened butter
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1+tablespoon key lime juice (optional) You could use milk as well.  (Watch amount! start with a little at a time depending on desired consistency).

Beat butter and cream cheese until blended add confectioners' sugar and lime juice. Add more lime juice one tablespoon at a time.

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