Key-Lime cupcakes are dense and refreshing, even on hot summer days! Makes 18 cupcakes
Amount Ingredient 1 3/4 cup All Purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1 stick butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 1/2 table spoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon fine lime zest 1/4 tsp light green food coloring 3/4 cup buttermilk FOR THE FROSTING ******** 8 0z cream cheese 1 stick butter 1/2 juice of a lime 3 1/2 (more as needed) sifted powdered sugar 1 tsp vannila extract
To make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard muffin pan with 12 paper liners. Whisk both flours in a medium bowl. Beat butter in a 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 in 3 additions, alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Spoon scant 1/3 cup batter into each liner.
Bake cupcakes until tester inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.
Beat together cream cheese and butter. Add vannila and lime juice
use zest of lime for garnish