Eat At Home

Eat At Home

Mama's Recipe Swap

Create your own banner at!

Pioneer Woman

I'm a Tasty Kitchen Fan

Simply Recipes

My Suga' Button


Fruit Festival




Friday, July 30, 2010

Key Lime Cupcakes!

I've never been that enamored with lime.  
 I will drink a gin and tonic with a nice slice of lime dangling from the side.  Ahhh! Deliciousness!  Anything else and that's just pushing it.  

My friend Stephanie knows how much I love to bake and so sent me this Betty Crocker recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes.  I've been putting it off and putting it off for weeks now because I keep forgetting to buy lime jello.  

This past week I've been preparing for a visit to see family.  We're supposed to have a nice dinner on Saturday night.  Michael and I are assigned drinks.  But I thought this would be a great opportunity to try these little babies out.

You are supposed to start with a box of lemon cake.  I only had two boxes of yellow and two boxes of chocolate.  So I used the yellow.  You mix a whole packet of lime jello.  Then add in all the normal cake ingredients except for the oil and replace it with a whole bunch of freshly squeezed lime juice.  I love doing this because then if you don't get dirty you can spend the next few hours smelling of citrus.  Heavenly!  

Anywhoo, you just pop those bad boys in the oven and off you go.  

Once they are cool you poke holes in the tops and drizzle them with a glaze mixture of lime and confectioners' sugar.  After about half an hour the drizzle has soaked in and you can just eat the cupcake like this.  At this point I couldn't help eating just one.  

But, oh my, is there more.  Cream cheese frosting more!  Yep, a whole package of cream cheese, butter, vanilla and more confectioners' sugar to make this rich, creamy frosting.  Smother your cupcakes in  this and then lay back and enjoy.  

This is what I call a great summer recipe!  So thank you Steph, because on my own I probably never would have tried this. 


Cindy said...

Hi, I'm following back. Love the blog. I'm having a blog hop today too - Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop. Come check it out on

Blogging Hints
Busy Mom's Tips


Diseñado por: Compartidísimo
Scrapping elementos: Deliciouscraps©