Key Lime Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
 
A bright cheery cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting with the tartness of key limes infused throughout.
Ingredients
  • CUPCAKES
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup self-rising flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lime juice, squeezed from key limes
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated key lime peel
  • a few drops of green food coloring
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • FROSTING
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated key lime peel
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. CUPCAKES
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Line standard muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  4. Whisk both flours in medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth.
  5. Add sugar; beat to blend.
  6. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then next 3 ingredients.
  7. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions.
  8. Fill each liner ⅔ full.
  9. Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.
  11. FROSTING
  12. Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth.
  13. Spread or pipe over cupcakes.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2012/02/19/key-lime-cupcakes/