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Key Lime Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

It took me a while to join the Pinterest bandwagon, I’ll admit. I wasn’t really down with one more time suck. In fact, I’m proud that I’m still quite force-ably limiting myself to about an hour a week in browsing the site.

But let it never be said that women aren’t visual creatures, you know what I mean? I took one look at the pin for the cake these cupcakes are inspired from and swooned. I love limes, and I love cake, and I’m a fat kid, so how could I not love this lime cake?

If you follow me on facebook or instagram, you might have seen me post a few photos of a barbecue we had, including fire pit and s’mores.

Originally it was just supposed to be Casey and Dan coming over, but that morning I texted baby cousin Alycia after realizing she lives about an hour away and I hadn’t seen her since Christmas. Alycia was all about it, except that she had friends in town from out of state.

As far as I’m concerned, it will always be the more, the merrier around here, so we quickly went from a party of 4 to a party of 10. Cupcakes obviously required!

I became enthralled with the bright green color you get when you bite into the cupcakes. It absolutely matches what the cake tastes like, and my brain really likes it when food outside matches what you think it tastes like. Am I the only weird one like that?

The cream cheese frosting, tippled with a little crystallized lime and key lime juice, is perfectly puckery and sweet at the same time. I may have eaten a spoonful or two of just the frosting, it was that good!

Baby Cousin Alycia shows off a cupcake!

Please, if you make nothing else from this site this summer, make these cupcakes. They are SO perfect.

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shelly (cookies and cups)

Wednesday 11th of July 2012

I want these...except I am scared that the frosting might be the end of me!


Thursday 12th of July 2012

Valid concern, Shelly. It's dangerous stuff!


Sunday 8th of July 2012

These look amazingly good! Perfect for summer get-togethers. Bookmarking this for our next BBQ. :-)


Friday 6th of July 2012

Oh man, these look so good! I love key lime!!

Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

Friday 6th of July 2012

And the rest of the cupcakes were faithfully polished off by Dan's coworkers the following night! Like The Brit's coworkers, these guys expect nothing but the best when Dan brings food to them, and they were NOT disappointed.


Friday 6th of July 2012

Looove the color of these cupcakes!! They look delish. Sounds like the perfect BBQ treat for sure.


Friday 6th of July 2012

They are just exactly as you imagine, Kate. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome. SO good!