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Key Lime Pie Cupcakes Recipe from Sprinkles Cupcakes

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Category: Kids, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. key lime zest
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • toothpick or skewer
  • Ingredients ”“ Frosting:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, firm but not cold
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted confectioners”™ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. key lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp. milk


1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare muffin tin with liners.
2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Separately, combine milk, vanilla, key lime zest and 1 tbsp. of lime juice.
4. Cream butter using an electric mixer, on medium-high, until it”™s fluffy.
5. Fold in sugar and continue to mix. Reduce the speed to medium and gradually add egg & egg whites until blended.
6. With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour and mix.
7. Add the milk mixture and mix until just blended. Slowly add the remaining flour mix.
8. Divide your batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
9. Place muffins in the oven and bake about 20-25 minutes, until tops are dry to the touch.
10. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and cool completely.
11. Use a toothpick or skewer to poke the tops of the cupcakes. Use a pastry brush to brush the rest of the lime juice over the tops of the cupcakes.
12. Let cupcakes dry before frosting them.


1. Mix butter and salt until fluffy.
2. Gradually add confectioners”™ sugar, and beat until combined.
3. Mix in vanilla, key lime juice and zest. Do not over-mix frosting.

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