Wednesday, July 22, 2009

key lime cupcakes/ green eggs & ham

here's the second batch of cupcakes i made for the dr. seuss shower {to see all pics of the fun shower go here}. i made the toppers out of magnets!
key lime definitely isn't green eggs or ham, but they were still green, and that's what i wanted :).

here's the yummy recipe...

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
1/4 teaspoon neon-green food coloring
3/4 cup buttermilk

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


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin pan with 12 paper liners. Whisk both flours in medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar; beat to blend. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then next 3 ingredients (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. Remove from pan; cool.
Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes.


Tiffany said...

Those look YUMMY! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Rachel Dartt said...

Oh my gosh! That sounds so yummy! said...

Those are awesome! Really, really fun. I'll be linking.

Krystal said...

Oh my goodness! I just found your site off of my sister (lauries) blog, and I seriously can't wait to try these key lime cupcakes. Key lime is like my all time fave. My mouth is watering just looking! Hope you don't mind the blog stalking!

Allison said...

Hi Kara,
I found your site actually through getting ideas for our 80's party...and started looking at your other themed parties. Naturally I was drawn to the Dr. Seuss party, being a huge fan, and these cup cakes caught my eye because a friend had lime cake at their wedding (and I was looking for a recipe!) Of course I had to try your recipe and they turned out great! So many compliments! I have made them twice and I am currently baking your raspberry lemonade cup cakes (couldn't find raspberry lemonade so I used two packs of raspberry plus some lemon juice.

Anyways, just wanted to send some feedback after actually making your cup cakes and having requests that they be served at our upcoming 80's party :) Thanks!!

kara said...

thanks so much! so happy you're trying out the recipe's! thanks for the feedback :).

Lindsey said...

Love these! I will be using these for a St Patrick's Day party!

Melissa Viljoen said...

Did you buy the cupcake toppers? how did you make them??

kara said...

i made them out of magnets. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham magnets?

kara said...

i found them at target :)

Anonymous said...

Did it come with just those in the pack? Ive found them where they come with a few others in a sheet.

Sweet Dreams Cupcakes said...

These are completely precious! Your cupcake blog as well as your party blog are great! I love party planning and cupcakes too, but I'm a lot newer to the blogging world than you are. Thanks for sharing, and check my blog out sometime!

Anonymous said...

Probably a dumb question, but what did you insert into the cupcakes to hold the magnets? Thanks and amazing creations by the way!

kara's party ideas said...

I taped the magnets onto plastic toothpicks :).

Mandy said...

how did you make the toppers?

Loni said...

Where did you find those magnets?

Anonymous said...

These are very yummy. But I must have done something wrong, because my cupcakes ended up kinda dense. But they are DELICIOUS anyways!! And the icing......YUMMY too!!

Roz G said...

My husband and his friends always go to this one spot to get key lime cupcakes, but we always want them after business hours so I decided to try your recipe...they LOVED them! I added some key lime juice to the frosting because I didn't have enough lime zest, but it turned out great! Thanks for sharing!


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