Key West Cupcakes

Make cupcakes with a Key lime flavor twist! Both a filling and a frosting make them special.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Filling

1
box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
1/4
cup fresh Key lime or regular lime juice
4
drops green food color
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting

1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
1
tablespoon fresh Key lime or regular lime juice
1/2
teaspoon grated Key lime or regular lime peel
  • 1 To make filling, in large bowl, beat pudding mix and whipping cream with whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 3 minutes. Beat in 1/4 cup lime juice and the food color; stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark and nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Spread 1 rounded tablespoonful filling on top of each cupcake. Stir frosting in container 20 times. Gently stir in 1 tablespoon lime juice and the lime peel. Spoon frosting into 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut 1/2-inch opening across lower corner of bag. Squeeze 1 tablespoon frosting from bag onto filling on each cupcake. Garnish with fresh lime wedge if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

If you have only one 12-cup muffin pan, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Then bake the rest of the batter in the cooled muffin pan, adding 1 or 2 minutes to the bake time.

Love lemon? Use fresh lemon juice for the lime juice, lemon peel for the lime peel and yellow food color for the green.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.