Key Lime Cupcakes

This was another option for my nephews blessing. I’ve never tried them before, saw the cute little key limes in the store and bought them.

Look at these cute little guys, hard to turn down.

Here’s the batter all ready to go. I used some lime juice, four eggs, a yellow cake mix with the pudding, some water, and vegetable oil. I also added a few drops of green and yellow food coloring. Just to help with the appeal.

All lined up ready to be filled.

The cupcakes all filled and some of them have their tops on.

Here the little guys are some being ready to be juiced and some already juiced.

The filling was a little different and I have to say it wasn’t my favorite. I added some green food coloring to it as well.

This is the frosting. Note this is not a low fat recipe.

Here it is with the powder sugar mixed in, I also added some lime juice to it.

Ingredients:
Cupcakes (adpated from Cupcakes! from the Cake Mix Doctor)
2 tablespoons key lime juice
4 eggs
1 yellow cake mix with pudding
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Combine ingredients and fill cupcake pan 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Filling (from Hoosier Homemade)
1 4 oz. vanilla pudding
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup key lime juice
4 drops green food coloring
1/2 cup powder sugar

Combine vanilla pudding, milk, lime juice, and food coloring. Add powder sugar. Cut a hole in the cupcakes and fill it with the filling then place the tops of the cupcakes back on.

Frosting:
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lime juice
3 1/2 cups powder sugar

Mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and lime juice. Add the powder sugar and mix together.

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