The Best Key Lime Cupcake Recipe!

Posted on June 17th, 2011 by Kara
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THE BEST Key Lime Cupcake recipe via Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas KarasPartyIdeas.com #keylimecupcakes

Here’s the recipe for the second batch of cupcakes I made for a recent baby shower!

THE BEST KEY LIME CUPCAKE RECIPE

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
3/4 cup buttermilk

(Ingredients for frosting):
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Yellow food coloring (optional)

Preparation (CUPCAKES):

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.

Preparation (FROSTING):
Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes.

Garnish with lime slices if desired.

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