Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Strawberry Lime Cupcakes

I've been wanting to make something for dessert, and needing something to get me out of a bit of a funk I've been in---and cake seemed to be a solution to both things.  I had some limes left over from garlic-lime marinade so I did a search for lime cupcakes. I found a recipe for strawberry lime cupcakes, which sounded perfect because I had strawberries in the fridge too.  I never met a recipe I didn't fix.  So here is my version:

Lime Cupcakes with Strawberry-Lime Frosting

Cupcakes (makes 12)
4 Tbl. butter, room temperature (1/2 stick)
1/2c + 6 Tbl. sugar
grated zest of 2 limes
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c + 2 Tbl. all purpose flour
1/2 c cake flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c sour cream
1/4 c milk
1 egg

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line muffin tin with paper cups.
  3. Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  4. Add lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla to butter and beat to blend.
  5. Whisk dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  6. In another small bowl whisk together sour cream, milk, and egg.
  7. Alternately add dry ingredients and sour cream mixture to butter, beating in between additions.
  8. Pour batter into paper cups in muffin tin, dividing over 12 cupcakes.
  9. Bake for 17 minutes or until tester comes out dry.
Strawberry-Lime Frosting
1 c butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
juice of 1 lime
5 Tbl. pureed strawberries (I think I used 5 large strawberries)
  1. Beat butter until fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and beat until well blended and fluffy.
  3. Beat in vanilla, lime and strawberries.
  4. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  5. Nom. Nom. Nom.
I really liked the texture of the cake and the frosting was yummy too. I will definitely make these again.


Nicole said...

That cupcake looks sooo yummy. I want it in mah belly!

k. said...

Nicole--the frosting is a lot brighter pink than the photo shows. I wish you lived next door so I could share. You would like it was 80 today.