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

Cupcake

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

Icing:

  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

Icing:

  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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