St. Patty’s Day – Egg Free – Key Lime Cupcakes!


Mmm! Who wants a green cupcake!? Spring is just around the corner, so in favor of being Irish and loving warm weather, I want to share my easy green key-lime cupcake recipe with you! You have to indulge once in a while!

Please keep in mind – these cupcakes need to sit for 12-24 hours before serving.

What will you need?

  1. 1 box of 4 serving lime Jell-o
  2. 1 box of vanilla or white cake mix (Betty Crocker, Duncan Heinz)
  3. 1 can of Sprite, or 7up. (Diet or regular) Either or works the same!
  4. Cupcake tray
  5. Cupcake liners


  1. 3/4 cups butter (softened)
  2. 500g (4 cups) Icing sugar
  3. 1/4 Skim milk
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)

OR try my vegan icing glaze:

  1. 1 cup icing sugar
  2. 1/4 cup water or vegan milk
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Yep! That’s it!

Here’s how to create these easy and delicious cupcakes:

*These instructions are guidelines only. Cooking times and oven temperatures may vary*

  1. Preheat oven according to mix, usually 350F
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add cake mix, jell-o and the entire can of 7up
  3. Beat on medium speed for 2minutes, scraping the bottom and sides of bowl in between
  4. Mix will be light and fluffy… like a mousse
  5. Fill liners 2/3 full – I like to use my mom’s perfect idea – an ice cream scoop (even out batter so it is flat)
  6. Bake for 18-21 minutes (according to box)
  7. Let sit on rack and let cool for 1-2 hours
  8. Makes 24


  1. Fluff butter with mixer
  2. Slowly alternate icing sugar and milk
  3. Beat until smooth
  4. Add vanilla extract, mix with spoon
  5. If too thick, add a little more milk, if too thin add little more icing sugar (1 tbsp at a time)
  • With a piping bag and Wilton 1A tip – Make swirl on top of each cupcake… after they have cooled completely – 1-2hours.
  • Put coconut into a small bowl and dip your iced cupcakes into the bowl
  • Place cupcakes in a cardboard box for 12-24 hours on a counter top (if not liners will stick to cupcakes.)
  • The fridge is okay, but cake/icing will sweat when brought back into regular temps.
  • If you live in a warm climate, the fridge is your best option!

*These instructions are guidelines only. Cooking times and oven temperatures may vary*

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