Key lime juice brings bold citrus flavor to cupcakes topped with frosting.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup Key lime juice

  • 1 box (4 serving size) lime flavored gelatin

  • 1 tbsp lemon extract

  • 1/4 tsp neon-green food coloring

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or (milk or water)

  • 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 tbsp finely grated lime peel

  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract

Instructions

    PREPARATION

    CUPCAKES: Preheat oven to 350. Line standard muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners. Whisk both flours in medium bowl. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar; mix to blend. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then add lime juice, gelatin and lemon extract. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each liner.

    Bake cupcakes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and frost.

    FROSTING: Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread over cupcakes or can use decorating bag with icing tip.

    -Coretta


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