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Key Lime Cupcakes Recipe
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Key Lime Cupcakes

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"This recipe is quick and easy to make. Contains a hint of lime with a moist cake and smooth cream cheese frosting. A great treat for everyone!"

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 40 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons lime zest, lime juice, and food coloring; mix well. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack.
  4. Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add 2 tablespoons lime zest and vanilla extract to creamed butter mixture; mix well. Mix confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, into creamed butter mixture until frosting is smooth; chill in refrigerator until frosting is thickened, about 30 minutes.
  5. Spread frosting onto each cupcake and top with sprinkles.
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May 24, 2014

I longed for just a little more lime flavor in the cake itself, so I think I'd add more lime zest or some lime juice, or perhaps both in the future. The frosting is absolutely divine, loaded with tons of fresh lime flavor. Very nice recipe Penelope, and you're so right, very simple, too.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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