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Recipe: Key Lime Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

February 16, 2009
Recipe by Buttersweet Bakery
Atlanta, Georgia
Ingredients

CUPCAKES

  • 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon neon-green food coloring
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
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

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.
FROSTING

  • Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread over cupcakes.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristin permalink
    February 16, 2009 11:48 pm

    wow! that is one green cupcake!

  2. WillowLakeScents permalink
    February 16, 2009 7:15 pm

    Mmmmm…. sounds yummy !

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