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Just a southern gal from Georgia who has a real problem with baking. And by problem I mean, I can't help myself! :D I am married to the love of my life, he puts up with me so well! I am mother to the most adorable, yet tough little boy. And mother to a most beautiful full of attitude, little girl. I can't forget about our 4-legged family members! Our terrier Lucy, Our Great Dane Milo, our mutty mutt Ellie and our cats Abbey and Sammy! I LOVE to bake and I am trying to start up my own cupcakery. I love vintage anything! My blog started out as a blog for my cupcakes, now it has turned into an everyday into the life of "ME" blog. Life is not perfect and wonderful all the time, you will hear me gripe, bahahaha, it isn't all cupcakes. Just a heads up per say. :D Hope your reading experience is enjoyable! And please be sure to comment, follow, and grab my button!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lemon-Lime-Ita cupcakes!!

OK guys!
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!

Lime Cupcakes
(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.