Jaden's Treats


Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

on December 24, 2011

Mini Key Lime pie Cupcakes

Mini Key Lime pie Cupcakes

These cupcakes were awesome, they didn’t have a very citrusy flavor to the cake, but the frosting made up for it! I like citrus fruit flavored things, the tart the better; and being that I am a Florida native, citrus fruits are abundant here. Everything from limes, oranges, grapefruits, and key limes, Florida is the best when it comes to having fresh citrus fruit available! Soooo I decided to make key lime pie, a nice key lime flavor custard in a lightly sweetened crust; then I started to realized that if I made a big pie…I would probably eat it in one sitting, so I decided to make cup cakes! For some reason I tend to eat cake less than pie…weird! Well anyways here is the recipe!  Enjoy!!


  •  2sticks Softened Butter, Divided in 12tbsp and 4tbsp
  • 1 cp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Finely Grated Lime Zest, Divided, (or 2tbsp key lime or lime juice)
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-½ cp Self-Rising Flour
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cp Condensed Milk
  • ½ cp Icing Sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake papers.(I used a 24-cup mini cupcake tin-Jaden’s Treats)

Mini Tin

24-cup Mini Tin

Beat 12 tablespoons butter, sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest until light and fluffy.(I used lime juice for more of a tart flavor – Jaden’s Treats)


butter sugar egg

butter sugar egg

Starting adding the egg,

Beat in lime juice and vanilla until just incorporated.

lime flour batter

Flour until each is thoroughly incorporated.

Divide batter evenly among prepared pans.

Bake until golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes.

Nice and Golden

Nice and Golden

Remove from oven, let cupcakes stand a couple of minutes; turn onto a wire rack to cool.

Key Lime Frosting

Beat remaining 4 tablespoons butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons zest, and the cream cheese until smooth; beat in condensed milk and sugar.

Frost and serve.

frosted delights

frosted delights


One response to “Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

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