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Key Lime Cupcakes (Part 1): Cupcake Show #23

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These cupcakes have incredible flavor, thanks to those tiny little Key Limes! In this episode, Cindy makes the delicious white cake cupcakes needed for the recipe.
For cupcakes
  Cake flour 18 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 6 Tablespoon, cut in small pieces
  2 % milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 3
  Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
  Baking spray 1 Dash
For key lime frosting
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Key lime zest 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Powdered sugar 16 Ounce
  Key lime juice 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Tablespoon (1 tablespoon more if needed)
For garnish
  Key lime zest 1 Tablespoon

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Line the muffin pan with cupcake liners and spray the top of the pan with baking spray, if desired and set aside.
3. Zest the key limes with micro-plane, juice them and set aside.

3. In a measuring cup, mix the egg whites with milk and vanilla and set aside.
4. In a mixer bowl, fitted in a stand mixer, put together cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mix well.
5. Put butter and mix on low speed and then slowly stream in the milk mixture, raise the speed and let it mix for 2 minutes.
6. Scrape the sides of bowl with a spatula and stir to mix.
7. Fill muffin pan cups about 3/5 with the batter and bake for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
9. Loosen the sides of each cupcake with a fork and remove them on a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely for 1 hour.

10. In a mixer bowl, fitted in a stand mixer, cream the butter.
11. Add the lime zest, vanilla and pinch of salt and whisk until well combined.
12. Put the sugar in 2 batches alternating with lime juice and beat well.
13. Mix in the ½ of the milk and check the consistency, add the remaining milk it needed.
14. You can spread the frosting on the cupcakes or fill a piping bag with drop star tip no. 35, with the frosting and decorate the cupcakes.

15. Sprinkle the lime zest over the cupcakes and serve as desired.

Things You Will Need
12 cup muffin pan, 12 cupcake liners, stand mixer, spatula, micro-plane, drop star tip no. 35,disposable piping bag.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Key Lime
Preparation Time: 
105 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
125 Minutes
This video is in 2 parts this is Key Lime Cupcakes (Part 1): Cupcake Show #23. Watch part 2 for complete recipe.

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