Key Lime Cupcakes

I made these light, tangy cupcakes on a chilly day to remind me of our vacation in southern Florida, where Key lime pies are star attractions. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan

Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Line 16 muffin cups with paper or foil liners. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after...


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated Key lime peel
  • 2 teaspoons Key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

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