Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Key Lime Cupcake : Free and Easy Bake-Along #13

For our Bake-Along #13, Lena from Frozen Wings, Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids and myself, we baked Key Lime Cupcake, recipe taken from Bon Appetit Dessert Cookbook. This is a really nice cupcake, perfect with the cream cheese frosting.


I like most cakes without frosting but for these, it tasted much yummier with the frosting.  Do not skip the frosting!  : 0)


I did add on a little of the green food colour to make it a lovely green. 


The cream cheese frosting is "melting" real fast, due to the extremely hot weather here, it's blazing hot, 95 degrees F, the sun is glaring and I can feel the heat on my skin at 4.00pm! The cream cheese is getting very soft, I've got to put away the cupcakes in the fridge for the cream cheese to firm up again! 


Overall this is a nice cupcake, the texture is soft and moist, we really enjoyed it.


And check out our lovely badge, designed by Zoe. Thank you, Zoe! You many copy the image if you like and paste it over at your post for each Bake Along that you join in! 


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To view this cupcake baked by other bakers, click on the linky below.  Please feel free to join in. For our next Bake-Along, we will be baking based on a theme, which is "Pancakes and Crepes". Whip out your best pancakes or crepes, treat your family and friends with some delicious homemade pancakes or crepes and share that with us on 08/12.  See you!


Key Lime Cupcakes
(adapted from "Bon Appetit Desserts" by Barbara Fairchild)
Makes 12 cupcakes
Cupcakes
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1-1/4 cups sugar (I use 180gm)
2 large eggs
2-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
1/4 teaspoon neon green food colouring (optional)
3/4 cup buttermilk (I substitute by mixing 6 tbsp milk plus enough yoghurt to make 3/4 cup)


Frosting
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 (8-ounce) package Philadelphia-brand cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cupcakes : Preheat oven to 350F. Line 12 standard (1/3 cup) muffin cups with paper liners. Whisk both flours in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar, beat to blend. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then lime juice, lime peel, and food colouring, if using. (Batter may look curdled). Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Spoon scant 1/3 cup batter into each liner.
Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely.


Frosting : Using electric mixer, beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread over cupcakes.


28 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. I've bookmarked this for my weekend gathering :)

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  2. these look so delicious! love reading your blog :) just found it! will be back soon!
    -mini baker

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  3. My beloved friend
    This is art-work!!!!
    Beautiful idea, colorful and tasty!!!
    Many greetings and kisses

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  4. Hi, May I have 4 pieces? Gosh! They look sinfully delicious! And this is how Bachelors lose their bachelor's degree, one bite, it's game over. Dreams of the cake and the lady.

    Friends and relatives used to warn me about bad women, nobody warned me about women who can cook and bake cakes! Ha ha ha.

    Love your these cupcakes! Outstanding!
    Bet hubby comes home evening, he heads straight to the kitchen too....
    Have a nice day, and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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  5. They look very moist and soft. And I love lime flavour.

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  6. This sounds like a very tasty cupcake! I love cream cheese frosting.

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  7. Cupcakes looks super cute and absolutely wonderful..

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  8. you're fast to post this up today. i really enjoy eating these cupcakes, they were really delicious yes, especially with that frosting. I dont have much problem with that frosting though..

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  9. I just saw lena's. I wish I could have one for tea time...

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  10. I love your cake texture is so lovely!! and I don't mind eating the melting cream cheese frosting too :)

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  11. I saw Lena's and now I see yours - both equally beautiful! I've always wanted to join your bakealongs but never had the time too. Pancakes and crepes sound right up my alley though!!! definitely will try to join in!

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  12. Joy, these sound delicious! Key lime is one of my favorite flavors when it comes to desserts.

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  13. I love your picture showing the semi-dripping frosting on your cupcake. I think that the heat does give your cupcakes a delicious finishing look :D

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  14. I have that problem of soft creamcheese frosting too! But it is so delicious so I still like frosting cakes with it, not that I frost my cakes often lol! A really lovely creation indeed!

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  15. phew, i just baked today and posted! Hopefully next month i will make pancakes and crepes earlier..You have nicely done too..

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  16. simple deco with a class!
    it really looks delicious :)

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  17. looks especially tasty...awesome cliks..
    Tasty Appetite

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  18. Love the cupcakes, I would definitely enjoy these cupcakes, especially it is a key lime. Love the frosting!

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  19. oh they look so sweet and dreamy! I love that they are easy bake too!

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  20. These look wonderful. I love lime desserts be they cake or custard. Your cupcakes look delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. hi kitchen flavors, hey, Lime cup cakes? looks pretty and sounds like a very interesting flavor. wonder how much tastier will it be with the cheese topping...i simply love cheese :)

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  22. Lovely, I am also like you, I prefer cakes without frosting, but cupcakes, it won't be the same without frosting, right? :D

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  23. Kuasanya sama this bake-a-long...nampak cantik. tentu sedap!

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  24. wow love the green color! :)

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  25. what nice and lovely cupcakes! love the colour! gloria

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  26. This will be good with my tea at the moment. I might feel more motivated to write my thesis...hehehe...

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  27. NEVER skip the frosting! These cupcakes are so yummy :) I love key lime-stuff so this is right up my alley

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