How to make key lime cupcakes? The key lime cupcakes recipe has 9 steps. Follow me step by step.
Ingredients for key lime cupcakes recipe
* 1 box lemon cake mix
* 1 box (4-serving size) lime-flavored gelatin
* 3/4 cup water
* 1/3 cup Key lime juice
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 3 eggs
* 2 or 3 drops green food coloring
* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons Key lime juice
* 1 (8 oz) pkg light cream cheese, softened
* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
* 2 fresh limes, each cut into 6 slice and cut slice in half
Steps for key lime cupcakes recipe
Step1: Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan) and line 24 regular-size muffin cups with cupcake liners.
Step2: In large bowl, beat the cake mix, gelatin, water, juice, vegetable oil, eggs and food coloring with an electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes.
Step3: Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
Step4: Bake at 350 for 19 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack.
Step5: Using a toothpick, pierce tops of cupcakes in several places (about 7 to 8 times per cupcake)
Step6: In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice until glaze is smooth. Brush or spread glaze over cupcakes. Cool for 30 more minutes.
Step7: In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Step8: Add vanilla and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar to beat until frosting is fluffy.
Step9: Frost cupcakes. Key lime cupcakes are ready, store covered in refrigerator. Garnish with lime halves just before serving.