Key Lime Cupcake

1
Hope Adcox

By
@lovestodance18

When I make these for Christmas Eve, I usually dye the icing green and have green and red cupcake liners. Everyone calls it the Grinch Cupcake:)

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

CUPCAKES

1 large
lime, scrubbed (1tsp zest, 2tbs juice)
4 large
eggs
1 pkg
vanilla pudding
1 pkg
yellow cake mix
1 1/4 c
water
1 tsp
coconut flavoring
1/3 c
oil

CUPCAKE FILLING

1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c
key lime juice

LIME CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 pkg
cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp
key lime juice
1 lb
powdered sugar
toasted coconut

How to Make Key Lime Cupcake

Step-by-Step

  • 1CUPCAKE:
    preheat to 350 degrees, line cupcake pan with paper liners and rub butter on the rims of each cup (keeps it from sticking when rising)
  • 2separate 3 eggs (keep yolks)

    add remaining seperated egg, cake mix, pudding, 1 1/4 cup water, 1/3 cup oil,1 tsp coconut flavoring, 1 tsp lime zest and 2 tbs lime juice. Blend on low for 30 seconds. Scrape sides, blend on medium for 2 minutes.
  • 3Scoop 1/4 cup batter into each cup. Bake for 18-22 minutes.
  • 4FILLING:
    stir 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 1/3 cup of key lime juice. When mixed, spoon into pastry bag with tip. Fill each cupcake with 1 tsp of filling.
  • 5LIME CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
    mix cream cheese, 1 tbs key lime juice, and 1 lb powdered sugar (be careful to not inhale it, it's NOT fun to breath in). When done mixing, frost then top with coconut.
  • 6***TOASTED COCONUT DIRECTIONS:
    place on cookie sheet in oven on broil until lightly brown.

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About Key Lime Cupcake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #holiday, #green, #keylime