June 16, 2013

Easy Key Lime Cupcakes

I love Key Lime.  I love easy.  Someone must have told Pillsbury!  The summer collection is out (found mine at Walmart) and calling your name!  The collection also includes pink lemonade and dreamcicle, but I haven't tried them yet.
You can buy the icing, but it doesn't taste homemade, so I'll share my easy Key Lime Buttercream Recipe.  

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter , firm but not cold
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs + 1 tsp. key lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. milk 

  • Follow the directions on the box to bake the cupcakes.  Once the cupcakes are cool, poke the  middle and add a couple of drops of key lime juice (I like Nellie's) to the center of each cupcake.

  • Beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners' sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla, 1 tsp. key lime juice and milk; mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream. Frosts over one dozen.  Put frosting in zip loc bag and snip a corner off.  Use the bag as a pastry bag and swirl the yumminess onto each cupcake.


    Sandy said...

    YUM! You KNOW these are right up my alley!

    Laura Robinson said...

    we tried the pink lemonade! very yummy :)