I know, it's about time right? I have missed you all, and I have a new cupcake flavor to show you! It is my "Lemon-Lime-Ita" cupcakes. Get it? Like margar-ita, but not! ;) Anywhoodles.... Do me a favor, DO NOT JUDGE the look. They look AWFUL, I could do better, but I was trying something new and didn't have all of the right "equipment" and all for these. But, do trust me when I say, THEY TASTE AMAZING! I will do something I have never done before and I will give you the recipe. So, I hope you enjoy! Next time I make these, it will be a simple round "blob" of icing (sounds appealing, I know) and maybe a slice of lemon or lime and a cute little paper umbrella!
(Adapted from My Cake School Blog) **I did change the recipe to my pallet, but the original is great too!
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 1/2 sticks of (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup fresh or bottled lime juice
3/4 cup sour cream
zest of 1 lime
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a separate bowl put the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until blended.
In your mixing bowl beat the softened butter, add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating after each egg. Add flour alternately with the lime juice. Add sour cream and lime zest and mix until blended.
Divide batter into two 8″ cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Or it is enough to fill 37 cupcakes :)
Cool for 5 minutes and turn cakes out.
Lemon Lime Buttercream Frosting
2 pounds confectioners sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream or milk
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract *I used 2 tablespoons
1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice * I used 1 tablespoon
zest of 1 lime
Beat the softened butter and add the confectioners sugar gradually with the milk and flavorings . Add lime zest and blend. Beat 6 to 8 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add a bit more cream if the consistency is thicker than you like. Also, you can adjust the lemon and lime flavor to suit your taste.
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