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Key West Cupcakes

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

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

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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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

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.

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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.

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