Key Lime Cupcakes

Key lime cupcakes topped with homemade cream cheese frosting flecked with lime zest are a festive dessert for Cinco de Mayo parties.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Mix cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil together in a bowl using an electric...

  • Yield: 24
  • Cooking time: 20 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Publisher: Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix (such as Pillsbury┬« Classic White)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons pearlized sprinkles, or as needed (optional)

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