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Key Lime Cupcakes

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Key Lime Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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No matter if you're new to baking or a seasoned pro, our Key Lime Cupcakes are a surefire hit. We know you'll rock our refreshing and tasty Key Lime Cupcakes recipe. The Key lime juice brings bold citrus flavor to our Key Lime Cupcakes and the glaze and frosting make them unforgettable. Make sure to grab one (or two!) before they fly off the dessert plate. Now all that's left to do is enjoy!
Updated Jun 22, 2021

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons Key lime juice

Frosting

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Grated lime peel, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  • 2
    Bake 19 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. With toothpick or wooden skewer, pierce tops of cupcakes in several places.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice until glaze is smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle and spread glaze over cupcakes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in vanilla and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar until mixed; beat on medium speed until fluffy. Frost cupcakes, mounding and swirling frosting in center. Garnish with lime peel. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For our Key Lime Cupcakes recipe, you can use fresh or bottled Key lime juice. If Key lime juice is not available, use regular fresh or bottled lime juice.
  • tip 2
    Garnish each Key Lime Cupcake with a small piece of jellied lime candy slice instead of the lime peel.
  • tip 3
    To quickly soften cream cheese for our Key Lime Cupcakes, unwrap and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on High for 10 to 15 seconds, or until softened.

Nutrition

174.3 Calories, 8.8g Total Fat, 1.4g Protein, 23.3g Total Carbohydrate, 22.2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
174.3
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
8.8g
14%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
38.7mg
13%
Sodium
44.6mg
2%
Potassium
31.8mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
23.3g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
22.2g
Protein
1.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4.30%
4%
Calcium
1.60%
2%
Iron
1%
1%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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