Day 242 – Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

30 Mar

I am declaring it spring.  Whether the weather here in New York decides to join me or not.  So today I’m taking us back to my (somewhat) roots.  Florida!  (For those who don’t know, I lived there for 7 years before NYC, but I’m not actually from there.)  Either way, here they are.  Key Lime Pie Cupcakes (recipe below from abc News).

Key-Lime-Cupcake     Mini-Key-Lime-Cupcake

The cupcakes are thick and dense. Not dry, just a very solid cake. They have a sweet vanilla flavor with a little kick of lime at the end.


The frosting is very thick. It pipes nicely with the round tip, but it is really thick! It has a very sweet buttercream flavor with a little bite of the lime.

Key-Lime-Pie-Cupcake     Mini-Key-Lime-Pie

This is a nice, light, springtime cupcake. It’s sweet with a fairly strong vanilla taste overall. Then it finishes nicely with the lime. It’s not tart, like limes can be. Just a little lime-flavored. Simple. Sweet. Springy.

Key-Lime-Pie-top     Mini-Key-Lime-Pie-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19


Key Lime Pie Cupcakes (recipe from abc News)

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp key lime zest
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature

For the frosting:

  • 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 tsp. key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp key lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp. milk (only if necessary)

For directions visit abc News.

*Tomorrow: GF Chocolate Cupcakes with Garbanzo Beans*

One Response to “Day 242 – Key Lime Pie Cupcakes”

  1. emilylewis90 March 30, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Your cupcakes are amazing! I really need to get better at piping icing!

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