Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Key Lime Cupcakes.

I made these tasty treats for my Dad for Father's Day. His two favorite food items: peanut butter, and key lime pie. I've made him banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting before, so I figured it was time to try a key lime goody!

Betty Crocker's Key Lime Cupcakes
Photo and recipe found here.

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® lemon cake mix 
1 box (4-serving size) lime-flavored gelatin 
3/4 cup water 
1/3 cup Key lime juice 
1/3 cup vegetable oil 
3 eggs
2 or 3 drops green food color, if desired
1 cup powdered sugar 
to 2 1/2 tablespoons Key lime juice
(I cheated and bought the store bought stuff)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 
teaspoon vanilla 
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
Grated lime peel, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
Bake 19 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. With toothpick or wooden skewer, pierce tops of cupcakes in several places.
In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice until glaze is smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle and spread glaze over cupcakes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in vanilla and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar until mixed; beat on medium speed until fluffy. Frost cupcakes, mounding and swirling frosting in center. Garnish with lime peel. Store covered in refrigerator.


  1. These look yummy! I love anything key lime!

  2. I just had a key lime cupcake from Cupcake in Mt Pleasant. I had been looking forward to the day they actually had them! I will have to try this recipe!

  3. This is GORGEOUS. I can't wait to try it =D

  4. oh these look really good! i just recently fell in love with key lime a few years ago (it's amazing the things you don't ever try when your mom doesnt like them) haha.

  5. I need these cupcakes in my life. SUPER YUM.