Sunday, July 24, 2011

Key Lime Cupcakes

There's a restaurant here in town 4th Street filling station with an awesome key lime cake. Love the fresh  summery flavor key limes add. So I made these cupcakes, easy to make and so happy to report a baking success no green color from food dyes for me though.


  • about 6 key limes
  • 2 small eggs
  • 4oz sugar 
  • 4oz self raising baking flour
  • 4oz butter 
  • zest of 2 key limes and about a lime's worth of rind, save one key limes rind for icing
  • about 2 tablespoon of butter 
  • 4 tablespoon of icing sugar enough to make butter icing to taste - desired sweetness

  1. cream butter and sugar 
  2. add eggs, flour, key juice and a little rind
  3. bake at 350 for 15 minutes until a knife comes out clean 
  4. for the butter icing, mix butter with icing sugar and the rind of one lime 
  5. let cupcakes cool then pipe the butter icing on the top. I used a plastic bag, he he maybe I will invest in a proper icing one soon :-)

loved these cupcakes :-), hope you get to try them 

Anyone else got any key lime cake recipes to share?

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  1. Yum! I'm glad they are not neon green!

  2. Yummm... I'm a huge fan of keylime! I bet this taste incredible. Slurp...
    happy Monday & have a great week ahead.

  3. Look yummm Rebbeca, I love lime, gloria

  4. i love key lime cheesecake :). never had it in a cake before, but i bet it's even better!!

  5. How pretty! Love lime!

  6. These cupcakes look wonderful--I love lime--so fresh and tangy. ;-)

  7. This must be full of flavour and taste awesome. I love the citrus smell. Hope you have a great start to the week.

  8. Rebecca they looks so perfect and delicious!

  9. Que delicia, esto tiene que estar de fresquito.


  10. Ooh! Key lime is one of my favourites - and in a cupcake? So much the better! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  11. I love keylime anything, so refreshing so tart.

  12. Beautiful. I bet they taste much better without the fake color.

  13. I love the flavor of key limes...these sound fantastic :D

  14. That's so hot! I'd have even the lot straight out of the oven. Well done :)

  15. Rebecca, you are so smart making cupcakes in this heat; this look like the perfect summer yummy dessert!

  16. Key lime is terrific flavor for cupcakes, nice!

  17. I would love to try these! They sound and look delicious:)

  18. HI Rebecca, oooh...this recipe is a keeper. Key limes are SOOO refreshing!!! Thanks for sharing this, have a great day!

  19. Summery n delightful ~ they look beautiful!
    US Masala

  20. Definitely no need for food coloring with key lime cupcakes. They are perfect on their own!

  21. These look great...lovely summery flavor :)

  22. I don't like food color at all .. flavor should be amazing :)

  23. I love key lime pie but never tried cakes or cupcakes :) Looks like fun!

  24. Looks yummy Rebecca. I'm not a fan of food colouring. Just the natural stuff :)

  25. This looks so good. My trainer gave me one once. I know... my trainer. REALLY? haha

    ps. where/what time can you get key limes in New York? I don't think I've seen them. Never looked either though.

  26. I love everything that is lemony..and these cupcakes look awesome. So refreshing!
    Have a great week ahead Rebecca :-)

  27. mmm, i love anything lime flavored, these are wonderful!

    hope you've been having a good summer rebecca!

  28. I'm in love with key lime anything. These cupcakes look amazing! Yum!

  29. Bo oh I agree
    my little space oh thanks same to you
    Gloria thanks
    Junia oh love that as well
    yummychunklet :-)
    deb thanks
    Mary thanks same to u
    Maris thanks
    Suman so kind of u
    jose thanks
    Ruth my pleasure
    Lauren thanks
    Angela i think so
    girlichef thanks
    parsley sage they lasted two days
    Rita oh so true
    5 star foodie thanks
    Raina come get one
    Roz my pleasure
    aipi thanks
    duo dishes well said
    magic of spice :-)
    kanana thanks
    victoria look forward to yours
    Michael oh me neither
    Kris think they are in season now, try whole foods
    Juliana thanks
    reshmi thanks
    Teresa good thanks on way over to see how your trip home was
    katie thanks

  30. I love key limes but sadly none find their way to Australia. When I lived in Florida I always had some in the basket in the kitchen. Ahhh for the good old days.

  31. Hi Rebecca, Isn't it too sour having the came with the lime like that? Was just wondering :). Great blog you have btw.

  32. Maureen how cool you lived in FL
    thristhan not at all sugar in there right

  33. delish looking as usual! how yummy!

  34. You got my vote on this one Rebecca!! Love both Key limes and cupcakes... Yummy

  35. what a delicious use of limes. so refreshing, so perfect for the hot summer!

  36. Lauren oh your sweet
    Malii oh thanks
    Roxana :-)

  37. I need to make these for my father and mother in law! They hibernate in southern florida and love key lime pie. Thanks for posting this!!



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