Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lime Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting


    Sometimes you just need a cupcake to make your day brighter! You can't go wrong with
    a Strawberry/Lime combo. These were so good that I had to give them away....for fear
    that I would consume them all. I wish you were all my neighbors.

                                   Lime Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting

     2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
     3 teaspoons baking powder
     1/2 teaspoon salt
     1 cup shortening
     1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
     5 egg whites
     3 tablespoons grated lime peel
     2 tablespoons of lime juice
     1 teaspoon vanilla
     1 cup milk
     1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
     1/2 cup butter
     3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
     1/2 cup mashed strawberries, well drained

     1) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in muffin pans. About 24. In a
     medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
     2) In a large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds.
     Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/3 cup at a time, beating after each addition.
     Beat 2 minutes longer. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat
     in lime peel and vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about 1/3 at
     a time, with milk, about 1/2 at a time, beating just until blended. Stir in lime juice.
     Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes.
     Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, In a large bowl, beat cream
     cheese, butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Beat in mashed strawberries until
     blended. Frost cooled cupcakes. Top each with a strawberry or lime pieces.
  
  

73 comments:

  1. mmm those look delicious! i love anything with strawberries! xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

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  2. Im not a fan of lime but these look [and sound] delicious!

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  3. They look so good! I really need one with my coffee right now.

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  4. These would brighton my day up!Love them!

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  5. I wish I was your neighbor, too. They look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I made your chicken with avocado salsa last night and it was wonderful!!! Served it with a black bean salad....Thanks for the great recipe!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  7. These look so pretty & delicious! Definitely bookmarking this one!
    xx
    Joanna

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  8. reminds me of a fun summer birthday party!! they are so colorful and look delicious. i definitely wish i was a neighbor :)

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  9. These are so pretty, Val! I love the strawberry and lime combo. So refreshing! We definitely should be neighbors. I hate to keep all of this snow for myself. :)

    Have a beautiful Wednesday!
    Candace

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  10. ohmygosh Val did you read my mind on what i was looking for with my big sweet tooth? this looks amazing! i love love love it and def hope to make it soon! i literally laughed out loud when looking at your profile and you posted 'super woman' as your occupation! thats a nickname my friends gave me while I was in college- I tend to try and do it all at full force ;) hope you have a great wednesday! xo

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  11. A perfect cupcake for a perfect date. They really looks tasty and perfect to share with someone special.

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  12. I am so excited! I will be making these for my family this weekend!

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  13. Okay, I don't know how you do it, but you do it very well! These sound fantastic and are definitely a 'must be made' immediately! Just a tiny question...how much lime juice?

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  14. I make an angelfood cupcakes like this that we serve with fresh strawberries. I bet it's a similar flavor profile. Yum.

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  15. I wish I would have saved a few...But, my hips are thanking me.
    Amy-thanks for noticing...you use 2 tablespoons. I fixed it = )))

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  16. This immediately caught my eye--I'm a cupcake junkie:) will try very soon! I think I'm going to cook my way through your blog, like that Julie and Julia movie, HA!

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  17. Oh my, these look amazing! I'm going to be making these in the next few days for sure! They sound like a perfect treat for a BBQ!

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  18. What a delicious looking cupcake. I would have to give them all away too, they'd be gone in no time!

    ~Tricia

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  19. These are so pretty and spring-timey! Plus, I'm sure they're delicious. They remind me of strawberry limeade.... which I love!!

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  20. I love those colors and photos. The cupcake wrappers are perfect! Hubby gave up sweets for Lent, so my baking has been curtailed. I always give a lot of my treats away too. I mean, two adults and a 3 year old should probably not be eating an entire cake ;)

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  21. Ok Val...you make these cupcakes and I will definitely come do your bathroom! :-) A win win for sure!
    Vanessa

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  22. Oh those look so refreshing and tasty! Yumm-o!

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  23. Bring these cupcakes when you visit :) I've never met a cupcake I didn't like. Yum!

    Have a wonderful day, Val! Hugs!!!

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  24. Oh that sounds like such a GREAT combo! YUM

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  25. yum yum yum- and I haven't eaten breakfast yet! Bookmarking this for sure- and I know what you mean about giving them away! :)

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  26. Yummy! These look so good. Do you watch Cupcake Wars? Love that show1 ;D

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  27. I wish I am your neighbor :)I definitily will give this recipe a try .Yummy...photos too!
    Happy Spring !

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  28. Yum! These look GORGEOUS! And so appropriate for spring :)

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  29. hey you! The party is open through Sunday, so you can still do a post if you want. ;) No worries, I'd love to have you!

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  30. Oh my! yum! I think I would love those with lemon too!

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  31. you are right... cupcakes make everything better!

    love your flavor combo!

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  32. Looks fantastic. I wish I was your neighbor, too...

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  33. Sometimes??!!! Ha! How about EVERY DAY!...

    beautiful pics..

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  34. Oh my husband would LOVE these!!! Love' em, I tell you!!

    What a great recipe. Thank you!!

    Sarahx

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  35. Oh my...these could be my undoing...and I ALREADY have a chocolate sheet cake made at home...yummy!

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  36. YOU amaze me. These are so springy. I LOVE them!

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  37. Dang! I wish I was your neighbor too!!!
    Yummmmmm.

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  38. Val, thanks for your wonderful visit. We must be on the same citrus page. I start craving the lemon and lime flavors as I hit spring. I am definitely going to try these lucious looking cupcakes. I was just thinking that I hadn't made cupcakes since Valentine's Day! Shame on me.

    I just have to say that I absolutely, positively love your occupation - SUPER WOMAN! Yes you are, and gorgeous too, but isn't that true about Super Woman?!!!!

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  39. never ever heard of lime cupcakes but they sound yummy!!!

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  40. These looks SOOOO yummy! Definitely bookmarking for future use (like when the sun comes out here!) xo

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  41. These look too pretty to eat!! Wish I was in your neighborhood too :(

    http://ladyonaroof.blogspot.com/

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  42. YUM! Are we on the same wavelength or something? We should swap - I make your strawberry lime cupcakes, and you make my pink lemonade cupcakes.
    And did you take those photos? They are awesome!

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  43. Oh YUM!!! I am drooling! Just started a diet on Monday and I'm craving these big time! :) xo

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  44. Ash, we are totally on the same wavelength. Yeah, I took the pics. I have been having so much fun taking food shots. I'm obsessed!! = )

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  45. You're speakin my language, woman.

    Great blog. Just discovered you, and I'm a new fan!

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  46. SO pretty!
    I don't even have to eat one...they made me smile from here:)
    BUT...I would like a taste....

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  47. NO joke I will be making these this week!!!
    Thank you!

    New follower :)

    xoxo
    Stephanie&such

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  48. Hi Val! Oh my goodness, going through these last few posts and my stomach is growling. Absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing all the goodness!
    Anna

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  49. Your pics are looking so great these days!! I can just about taste those yummy cupcakes!! I SOOO wish I were your neighbor! I would love to sit and chat a while with you while we eat cupcakes and drink coffee. It is snowing here in Chicagoland. Hoping spring will be here here soon. :)
    ~blessings~
    xox
    cheryl

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  50. Thse cupcakes are so pretty in their pink and greenish lime colours. Very nice!

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  51. Those look like a wonderful explosion of color and flavor...yum!

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  52. wowzas! these look fantastic! i love a lil zip:)

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  53. These are some wonderful cupcakes. Great pic!

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  54. Oh my gosh, these looks so good! So light and refreshing. I am bookmarking this one too!!

    Love your pics to girlie!!

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  55. OMG, these look fantastic! I'm now officially craving cupcakes and ice cream. I can't imagine this ending well.

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  56. Fruity! I am with Valerie- cupcakes and ice cream, please!

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  57. Oh my gosh girl, this is so me! I can't wait to try this!!! Have a fabulous weekend...rain rain go away :)
    XOXO
    Kristin

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  58. oooh I bet it's like a strawberry limeade in a cupcake! fabulous recipe! and it looks AMAZING!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  59. It looks heavenly! I'm pretty sure they're delicious! Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx

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  60. Val, your site! It's so unbelievably gorgeous! Great job on the new design, and these beautiful, summery lime cupcakes. Looking forward to seeing more spring-inspired treats from you this season! :)

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  61. Val your site makes me so hungry. lol. i had to come look at this post for a second time, just so didn't go into my kitchen and make 100 of these. lol. amazing post. i hope you have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

    please stop by and check out my picks for fash fave and fash fail of the week.

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  62. Better late than never - LOVE the look of these! And is it me or are your pictures bigger?! I dunno - love it either way!

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  63. I so wish we were neighbors! U amaze me Val! These sound fantastic!

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  64. those look absolutely delicious! yummmmm...

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  65. Although I don't cook ever, and bake rather infrequently, I am your newest follower!
    Your little about me decided it for me.... I swear sometimes I consume so much coffee I could swear I am vibrating!

    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  66. That frosting looks so soft and fluffy! YUM! Gorgeous photos!

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  67. Hi Val,
    Great pictures..wow! Good heavens those look good...YUM-E!! Everything you share always looks amazing! XOXO Liz

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  68. Oh yum, these look divine! Thanks for sharing!
    Aimee

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