Can you believe it is Thursday already?? Yesterday I was really in the mood for something sweet and lime. I googled and found this great recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes. Super easy to make. The only problem was that I didn't have any buttermilk in my fridge so I googled how to make my own buttermilk from regular milk and found THIS. I also decided that I wanted my frosting a little thicker and with the taste of lime so I added some of my own ingredients. I will put a * next to what I added. You can make it either way.
Hope you are all having a great day! I'm a little bummed because my tennis is going to be cancelled due to rain. I am SOOOO happy we have a rainy day because we need it here sooooo bad BUT I love my doubles tennis league and was really looking forward to it. That's okay, we will just play a little bit more into Winter. No biggie!! Now onto the yummy stuff!!
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.
18-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2cupspowdered sugar
1/2cup(1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1tablespoonfinely grated lime peel
*I added 2 TBSP of fresh lime juice
*I added about 3 more cups of powdered sugar
*I added about 2-3 TBSP milk
Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread over cupcakes.
*I used a large pastry tip and a large pastry bag.