Lime Cupcakes

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I love the taste of lime. Let’s use it in this cupcake recipe!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • Grated rind of 2 limes

 

Lime Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBSP. milk
  • 2 TBSP. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. grated rind of one fresh lime

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter 24 cupcake (or muffin pan) cups or line wit paper cupcake liners. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until combined. Add butter, milk, vanilla and eggs, and beat just until blended. Stir in grated lime rind. Increase speed to high; beat 1-2 minutes or until creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Spoon batter into prepared cupcake pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cupcakes are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove cupcakes from pans and cool on wire rack.

 

Prepare Lime Buttercream Frosting: In large bowl, with mixer at medium-low speed, beat icing sugar, butter, vanilla and 2 TBSP. milk until smooth and blended. Add lime juice and grated rind. Increase speed to medium-high; beat until frosting is light and fluffy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Beat in additional milk if needed for easy spreading consistency. When cupcakes are completely cool, frost with Lime Buttercream Frosting.
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