Thursday, September 22, 2011

Key Lime Pie Cupcakes!

Hello Everyone!  

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!!




Here is the recipe I got from BonAppetite 

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

  • 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

  • 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
  • *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.

    63 comments:

    1. Yah! Those cupcakes look delicious! I am glad you gave us the recipe so I can try to make those YUMMY cupcakes! Thank you!

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    2. Your cupcake looks so YUMMY!!! You do such a great job with icing the cupcakes, you should go into business making cupcakes - make them into bouquets and place them in baskets for center pieces - I have seen them done at weddings and they are all the rage. Great job.

      Linda

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    3. Looks yummy. How do you get your icing to look so good?

      http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

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    4. I love key lime pie, I will have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    5. YUM! I think I gained 3lbs just by looking at your key lime cupcake. Okay, gotta clean the drool off my keyboard now...

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    6. Wow, Robyn! You are a woman blessed with many talents! Thus cupcake looks delicious and so pretty!!

      Jamie
      Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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    7. Yum!!! You do such a great job Robyn!

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    8. Yummy!! They look so good. Thanks for the recipe. Did you make that cupcake box?

      jdkentinc at aol dot com

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    9. Yum! I need to start a file for all these yummy cupcake recipes you're sharing.

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    10. Those look so delicious - may have to make for our soccer BBQ this Saturday - our color are green and white

      Lori

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    11. That looks amazing!
      Emma,

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    12. That looks amazing!
      Emma,

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    13. Those cupcakes look so delicious!! TFS the recipe now I can give them a try!!

      Dalia

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    14. Robyn, your cupcakes look so yummy and they are very pretty! Have a great day!


      Tammy H

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    15. I am drooling already key lime here I come


      Mary Jane

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    16. I am drooling already key lime here I come


      Mary Jane

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    17. Looks very pro! Where did you buy the clear boxes and how much $ were they please?

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    18. Robyn, my mouth is watering. I'd love it if you could do a video on how you do the frosting. It is so beautiful and so professional looking.

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    19. Wow, those cupcakes look so yummy and cute!!! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.
      Sew Sweet N Crafty
      SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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    20. Wow! Those look super yummy! I might have to try that recipe out! Thanks for sharing, Robyn! :)

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    21. Yummy looking! I will have to make these for our monthly Birthday Party our Missions group hosts at the Sr. Center. They love these cupcakes!
      Kathy

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    22. Wow! What a beautiful cupcake. It looks almost too good to eat -Almost!!
      Candy
      candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com
      Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

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    23. These are TOO CUTE and I love the color ! TFS!

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    24. Mmmm! Looks yummy!! I might have to try them for my daughter's birthday - she would love them!!

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    25. WOW Robyn, looks yummy and perfect. Great job, thanks for sharing.

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    26. O M G, they look so good, I can easily see those on my Saint Patrick's day table! ;)

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    27. That cup cake looks so prefect! You getting to be a pro. Looks almost to pretty to eat notice I said almost...lol That butter milk trick is so handy. I dont keep it so when I have something that requires it I do that as well. Works every time.

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    28. Those look great! I also love your frosting decor. I will have to get me a pastry bag and tip.
      sojoe75@yahoo.com
      scrappysonee

      What and where do you find self rising flour?

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    29. These turned out great! Love the green cake color & your icing work looks terrific!! :)

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    30. Robyn, You have gotten so good with your cupcakes - they are beautiful!

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    31. OMG!! That is the coolest looking cupcake every! Next you should make them with pink frosting. Green and Pink look so good together. Robyn is there anything you don't just rock at? lol

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    32. It is almost mean to show this because it looks so good and we can't eat it too unless we go make one for ourselves!! Thanks for the recipe. Yours looks gorgeous!

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    33. Robyn, thanks for sharing all the delicious recipes you find/have...I love to cook and bake and I can appreciate your efforts...I don't know where you get your energy...but I love it....thanks so much cant wait to try this recipe...my mom in law loves key-lime anything!!!!! I hope I do them justice, yours look YUMMMIE!

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    34. OMG - Yum! Robyn, would you post again (I think I saw it once) where you got your tips for your cupcakes? That huge amount of frosting is just what my little guys love on cupcakes! Thanks!

      mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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    35. Well this is another must have recipe! My neighbor LOVES Key Lime and I have a key lime tree, so I shall make this instead of the pie I was going to make. BTW: Made your pumpkin cupcakes they were a big hit. I had to change up the recipe a little since the hubs bought the pre-made pumpkin filling and I had only 3 cups of powder sugar on hand. They still tasted AMAZING!

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    36. Oh my! Those look and sounds so delicious!! I will have to try them :) Thanks for sharing

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    37. I'm going to make this recipe for my daughter's cross country team after practice. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    38. They look soooo yummy!!! MMMM XOXO, Julie. :0)

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    39. These look so good!!!! Now I'm hungry.......! Thanks for sharing!
      jdwlo

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    40. YUMMY!!!!! They look so good I also love the packaging a must have. Thanks for sharing. :)
      Shanna

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    41. We did key lime cupcakes for my daughters reception in July, only we added coconut extract to the frosting and toasted coconut on top! They were a HUGE hit!

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    42. I'm not a lime fan, but these look simply gorgeous!

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    43. Key Lime Pie is a favorite of mine, especially when visiting Florida fresh is the best...yumm..meee! So I am going to give this Recipe a try. Wish me luck...when I get in the Kitchen I need all I can get...hmmmm! I'll have to use my Cricut cake to decorate.
      Thanks for the Recipe.

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    44. Robyn, I got so excited when I saw the word Key Lime I forgot to mention how scrumptous your Cupcakes looked. DC Cupcake girls would be very proud of the Icing technique.
      Take Care!
      Dee B

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    45. MMMMMMM! Key lime pie is one of my absolute faves!!! Thanx for the delicious recipe! (Where did you get that clear box the cupcake is in? Clearbags.com?) Take care! :)

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    46. Looks terrific, but I can hear my sugar rising! lol Love the color too.

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    47. Oh man, they look so yummy! I think I can almost taste them just by looking at the pic. LOL I would love these but my guys wouldn't, so that makes me sad that I won't get to make them. Glad that you are getting much needed rain. I wish we could send you some of the rain we are getting here. To much flooding going on here!! Have a great weekend!!

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    48. Yummy and gorgeous!! Loved everything about this even down to the wrapper!!

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    49. So yummy looking. Too much icing for my family who are always watching weight. I'll make the cupcakes and add half the icing!

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    50. Oh yum!!! This is definitely going to be tried in my kitchen. Love to bake and cook, but with just the 2 of us, I end up baking, then giving most away. I already know what group of people will receive the lion's share of these. Must keep some for home though. Thanx.

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    51. These cupcakes look terribly delicious. My Pink Stamper is one of the blogs I always turn to. I know its a little corny but I wish to share a Butterfly award with you to show my appreciation for all you do! http://mykemmacards.blogspot.com/2011/09/butterfly-award-today-on-one-of-my-blog.html Thanks for inspiring me!
      -Kemma

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    52. Oh my hubby would love these, each time we come to the U.S my hubby's favourite dessert to have is Key Lime Pie and he always says we just don't make it as good over here in the U.K.
      Kim xXx

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    53. Why do you tempt us with such things...yummy!

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    54. look so yummy! I love the color I will have to try them. Thanks for the recipe.

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    55. The cupcake icing looks perfect! Where did you get the clear cupcake box from? That would be a perfect favor for parties. Thanks for sharing Robyn!

      Marla
      marlita2000@gmail.com

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    56. I think I gained 3lbs just by looking at your key lime cupcake.....
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    57. Love the cupcakes and tried them today. The cupcakes came out great but the frosting leaves something to be desired. It was to soupy I guess would be the best way to describe it. How do you get it stiff to make the peaks. Would love a tutorial on how to do this. I want my frosting to look just like yours. LOL

      Thanks for sharing

      Lisa

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    58. I just made these & they r Yummy!

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