Key Lime Cupcakes

It was my step mom’s birthday on Sunday and she loves key lime pie, so I whipped up a batch of these dreamy little cakes.

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Ingredients:

1 box lemon cake mix

1 (4 oz) box lime jello

3/4 cup water

1/3 cup key lime juice

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 cup powdered sugar

2 to 2 1/2 Tablespoons key lime juice

1 8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 fresh limes, sliced thin

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cupcake tin with papers.

2. Beat together cake mix, jello, water, lime juice, vegetable oil and eggs on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium for 2 minutes.

3. Divide batter among cupcake cups, filling each 2/3 full.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

5. Use a toothpick to pierce the tops of the cupcakes in several places for the glaze.

6. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and the 2 Tablespoons (or so) of lime juice into a glaze. Dip cupcake tops in the glaze and let drip.

7. For the frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter on medium until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar and beat until frosting is fluffy.

8. Frost cupcakes and store covered in the refrigerator. Garnish with limes just before serving.

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~ by accordingtoleanne on October 30, 2013.

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