Key lime pie lover? I have got something that you are going to love even more than pie - key lime pie cupcakes! I couldn't really decided whether they needed toasted meringue frosting or cream cheese frosting so I did it both ways. You can decide for yourself, which way is better.
I modified a vanilla cupcake recipe to make these yummy key lime flavored treats.
Key Lime Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
6 Tablespoons butter
1 egg plus 1 egg white
10 key limes, juiced
1/2 cup whole milk
green food coloring
1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
3 Tablespoons melted butter
2 Tablespoons sugar
Combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and 2 T. sugar.
Press 1 T. mixture into the bottom of cupcake papers. Use the bottom of a glass or a tart tapper to press the mixture firmly into the paper liner.
Bake the crust for 5 minutes at 350.
Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add egg and egg white and beat well.
Beat in key lime juice.
I found a bag of key limes at Wal Mart - not the best looking key limes but I was pretty surprised that they even had them.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to batter, alternating with milk.
Add a touch of green food coloring.
Fill cupcake liners half full with batter.
These were the ones that I topped with my meringue frosting.
And then I whipped up a batch of cream cheese frosting.
So the question is ... will you try them with toasted meringue frosting or cream cheese frosting? Send me a comment and let me know.