Day 302 – Fresh Lime Cupcakes

29 May

I have just been in a fruity mood lately!  Lots of citrus.  Lemons, limes, even kumquat.  So these Fresh Lime Cupcakes (recipe below from Southern Girl, City Swirl) should come as no surprise.  I guess my taste buds are ready for summer!

Lime-Cupcake     Mini-Lime-Cupcake

The cupcakes are moist and dense, but squishy. They’re really chewy. They have a strong lime flavor. A little sweet, a little tart.

Note: It took about 6 limes to get the right amount of zest and juice.

Lime-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and creamy, with pretty flecks of lime zest. It has a sweet cream cheese flavor with a nice hint of lime.

Fresh-Lime-Cupcake     Mini-Fresh-Lime-Cupcake

These are sweet, tart cupcakes. The flavors and textures go really well together. The creamy frosting counters the chewy cupcake really nicely. It’s a very refreshing cupcake overall.

Fresh-Lime-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4 (super easy, just lots of zesting and juicing)
  • TOTAL: 19

Mini-Fresh-Lime-top

RECIPE

Fresh Lime Cupcakes (recipe from Southern Girl, City Swirl)

Lime Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2cup(1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

For directions visit Southern Girl, City Swirl.

*Tomorrow: Insanely Moist & Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes*

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