Day 295 – Key Lime Cupcakes

22 May

My dear friend, Marc, is coming to visit me tomorrow.  Yay!  I’m so excited.  One of my favorite memories with Marc is doing a show in Key West.  We did lots of shows in Florida together (when we both lived there).  But, getting to go to Key West and “work”…it was amazing!  So, to celebrate getting to see him tomorrow, I decided on these Key Lime Cupcakes (recipe below from Unusually Lovely).

Lime-Cupcake     Mini-Lime-Cupcake

The cupcakes are very cakey. Not to moist, not too dry. Not too dense, not too squishy. They have a lightly sweetened flavor with just a hint of line. A very passive cupcake. The graham cracker crust has a nice crunch to it. It’s sweet, but no sweeter than a graham cracker itself.

Whipped-Cream

The frosting is whipped cream. Yum. All around. Easy to make. Always looks pretty. And yum. Sweet vanilla cream.

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

This cupcake is very light overall. No flavor necessarily overpowers the others. The graham cracker is probably the strongest flavor, though I get a lot of vanilla as well. The crunch is a nice contract to the otherwise ooey-gooey texture between the cake and the whipped cream.

Lime-Cupcake-Unwrapped

The whipped cream may benefit from a little lime juice as well, to really punch up the flavor. I don’t get a lot of lime taste overall, which is sad in a key lime cupcake.

Key-Lime-halved

Scoring Sheet:

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

Key-Lime-top

RECIPE

Key Lime Cupcakes (recipe from Unusually Lovely)

Crust: 

  • 3 cups graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 11 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Cupcake:

  • 14 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • zest of a lime
  • juice from 2 limes

Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla

For directions visit Unusually Lovely.

*Tomorrow: Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 295 – Key Lime Cupcakes”

  1. sarahgiebens May 22, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    They look delicious!

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