Key Lime Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix (such as Pillsbury(R) Classic White)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 drops green food coloring (optional)

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons pearlized sprinkles, or as needed (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons lime zest, lime juice, and food coloring; mix well. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack.
  4. Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add 2 tablespoons lime zest and vanilla extract to creamed butter mixture; mix well. Mix confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, into creamed butter mixture until frosting is smooth; chill in refrigerator until frosting is thickened, about 30 minutes.
  5. Spread frosting onto each cupcake and top with sprinkles.

Source : allrecipes.com

 

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