Sunday, May 29, 2011

Luscious Lemon Lime Cupcakes

This is kind of long process but they are soooo good!   (Recipe from Tricia)

Lucious Lemon Lime Cupcakes

1 box lemon cake mix
1 small box lime flavored gelatin
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup lime juice (3 limes)
zest from 3 limes
1/3 vegetable oil
3 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees Line muffin tins.  In a large bowl, beat cake mix with gelatin with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.  Add remaining cupcake ingredients.  Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds beat on medium speed for 2 minutes scrapin bowl as necessary.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups filling about 2/3 full bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inseted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10 minutes.  Remove from pan to cooling rack.  With toothpick perce top of cupcakes in several places.

1 cup powdered sugar
2 T lime juice
in a small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 T lime juice until glaze is smooth and thin enough to drizzle.  Drizzle and spread glaze over cupcakes.  Cool completely, about 30 minutes

8 oz cream cheese softened
1 t Vanilla
2 T lime juice
1 T lemon juice
Lemon and Lime zest (approx 3 limes)
3-4 cups powdered sugar
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.  On low speed, beat in vanilla, lime juice, and zest and add in powder sugar until mixed.  Beat in medium speed until fluffy.  Frost cupakes, mounding and swirling frosting.  Store covered in fridge.  Top with slice of strawberries

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