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key lime cupcake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Hope Adcox
monroe, GA

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:)

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For key lime cupcake

  • 1 lg
    lime, scrubbed (1tsp zest, 2tbs juice)
  • 4 lg
  • 1 pkg
    vanilla pudding
  • 1 pkg
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    coconut flavoring
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 c
    key lime juice
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    key lime juice
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • toasted coconut

How To Make key lime cupcake

  • 1
    CUPCAKE: 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)
  • 2
    separate 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.
  • 3
    Scoop 1/4 cup batter into each cup. Bake for 18-22 minutes.
  • 4
    FILLING: 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.
  • 5
    LIME 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.