queenbee231 Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 8:34pm
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I made two different key lime recipes, one is really moist and tart, the other not so much but I don't want to waste the second set of cupcakes. Is there anything I can do to make them more "tart lime" tasting before I ice them? 

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Annabakescakes Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 8:41pm
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AMake a simple syrup of lime juice and sugar and water, and brush the tops. Or just use lime juice brushed on, but I would refrigerate afterward.

mermaidcakery Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 8:42pm
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AMaybe you could look up a key lime cake recipe that uses a simple syrup and brush it on, or fill them with lime curd. I think there is a paula deen recipe on food networks website where she does this. This happened to me a few months back. When I iced them, I made the buttercream with mostly lime juice as the liquid and added a little cream and zest. Then I filled them with lime curd mixed with sweet cream( cream cheese, whipped cream and sugar).

Godot Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 5:00am
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AMake sure you're using actual Key lime and not "regular" lime.

Make a syrup with Key lime juice and sugar and brush it on the layers/cupcakes.

queenbee231 Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 6:31pm
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AOk great. Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll try both (curd and simple syrup) and see which I like better. Thanks!

icer101 Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 6:53pm
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The curd sounds great!!!

dawnybird Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 7:04pm
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Originally Posted by queenbee231 

I made two different key lime recipes, one is really moist and tart, the other not so much but I don't want to waste the second set of cupcakes. Is there anything I can do to make them more "tart lime" tasting before I ice them? 


I absolutely LOVE key lime desserts! Would you be willing to share the recipe that was tart?

FACSlady Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 7:55pm
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AI'd love a good key lime cupcake recipe, too.

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