Thursday, June 30, 2011


These cupcakes are quite the treat. I mixed in some extra ingredients to the cake mix to give it more citrusy flavours. I also made the icing from scratch, used some food coloring to turn it green. You can mix dyes and make a rainbow of colors.

Key Lime Cupcakes

1 box lemon cake mix
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1 1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream
1 box lime jello

In a mixer combine cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt. blend. Add rest of the ingredients except lime jello. Blend on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until well blended. Once blended slowly add the box of jello .

Fill cupcake wrappers and bake at 325 for about 13 minutes or until down.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
green food coloring
Blend softened butter and cream cheese. Once blending add confectioners sugar 1 cup at a time until well blended. (Reserve 1/2 cup of frosting without food color to put a dollap on top)Add 1 drop of green food coloring to get a light green color.

I recommend waiting at least 30 mins. before putting the frosting on...ENJOY

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