You can say I’m crazy about these Key Lime Cupcakes filled with Key Lime curd, they are so tangy. First, the pale green cupcakes look so pretty and then when you bite into it, you get a big dollop of Key Lime Curd.
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These gems would also be perfect for your next tea party. I like to use mini cupcakes for my tea parties and I put 3 small desserts on a plate. I usually place a cupcake, maybe a chocolate dipped strawberry and then either a cookie or a mini cheesecake.
Key Lime Cupcakes filled with Key Lime Curd
Key Lime Cupcake Recipe
A zesty cupcake filled with Key lime curd and a dusting a graham cracker crumbs.
- 1/2 lb of butter room temp
- 1 & 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 ts salt
- 1 ts key lime juice (Nellie and Joe's)
- 1 ts almond flavor
- 4 large egg whites beaten fluffy not stiff
- 1/2 lb of softened butter
- 3 cups of sifted powdered sugar
- 1 TB of vanilla extract
- 1 ts of lime oil or Key lime juice to taste
- 1/8 ts of salt
- 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
Cream butter and add sugar beating until well blended. Add flavoring and egg yolks to butter mixture and beat well. Add sour cream and mix well. Fold in dry ingredients. When incorporated remove from mixer and set aside. Beat egg whites in a clean bowl until fluffy. Fold into the batter until well mixed. Do not over mix. Heat oven to 350 degrees and use an ice cream scoop to fill paper cups 2/3 full. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes until light golden.
Beat softened butter with sifted powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add extracts and salt. Beat for 3 - 5 minutes. Add more extract to taste.
Fill with Key Lime Curd and frost when cupcakes have cooled.
Optional Dust with graham cracker crumbs
Using a citrus zester, zest key limes on top of graham crackers
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