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Key West Cupcakes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

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

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
27g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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