Sunday, May 1, 2011

Key Lime Cupcakes

I fell in love with the taste of key lime when I made my Bite Size Oreo Key Lime Pies. I needed to use up some more key limes and wanted to put them in a cupcake. These turned out delicious!! I highly recommend them! They have a nice, light, lime flavor.
Key Lime Cupcakes
from Leenee's Sweetest Delights
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons key lime zest
3 large eggs
1/4 fresh Key lime juice
3 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Key Lime Filling
from  Our Everyday Life
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime  juice
3/4 cup whipping cream
Key Lime Whipped Cream
my own creation
2 cups whipping cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. key lime juice
1/2 Tbsp. key lime zest
1 Tbsp. key lime filling
*Adjust amounts to taste
Key Lime Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 24 cupcake liners in muffin tins.
In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, and lime zest at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in juice until combined.
 In a medium bowl, combine cake flour and baking soda; sift.

Gradually add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Pour evenly into prepared cupcake tins. 
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Key Lime Filling
Mix together the sweetened condensed milk, whipping cream, and lime juice.

Two Filling Methods:
(1) Poke several holes into the cupcakes with the back of a mixing spoon. Use a pastry bag to pipe filling into each hole.
(2) Use a butter knife to cut a hole in the center of each cupcake. Fill with filling. Cover with cut out cupcake piece. 
Refrigerate cupcakes for about an hour.

Key Lime Whipped Cream
 Use a stand mixer to combine 2 cups heavy whipping cream and 3/4 cup powdered sugar. When stiff peaks form, add juice, zest, and filling to taste. 
Pipe frosting onto cupcakes after they come out of refrigerator.
You can also add green food coloring to the cupcake, filling, or frosting. I just opted for green sprinkles :-)


  1. These look amazingly good!

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! I'm your newest follower and hope you'll pop back soon and perhaps follow me, as well :)

  2. Yum! Those cupcakes look great! I'll have to try it this weekend :)

  3. Those look sooooo good! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

  4. This is delish! Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  5. wow - delightful! thanks for sharing these yummy bad boys!
    *visiting from Mangia Mondays*

  6. I love everything lime. Those look wonderful!

  7. Yum, I love key lime pie, so I bet I would love these too!! Good for summer too :)

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!!

  8. These looks delicious! I've made a couple of key lime desserts this spring and love the fresh lime flavor. I'll have to try these soon. Would love it if you would drop by my linky party at A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!


  9. Great blog. I'm your newest follower.

  10. A very late thank you for linking up at Twisted Thursday :)

    These look amazing!

  11. Oooh, I love key lime!! These cupcakes look really delicious - and pretty, too. :)

    I'd love for you to link this and any other cupcake post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!



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