Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

I had family in town over the weekend and brought these cupcakes over to my parents house for everyone. They were a hit! Well with the adults they were anyways. I guess lime frosting isn’t high on kids favorite frosting flavor lists. Lesson learned.

I used a box cake mix for the cake part of this recipe making this recipe super simple. This recipe makes enough for 24 cupcakes. I used some sprinkles on top of my cupcakes. The frosting is pretty enough with the lime zest flaked throughout that it is pretty on its own though. Give it a try! They are a perfect summertime treat.

Cherry Cupcakes

1 box of cherry flavored cake mix( follow ingredient list on the box)

Limeade Frosting

4 sticks of room temperature unsalted butter

Zest of 4 limes( there’s only 3 limes in my picture I realize but I used 4)

3 Tb lime juice

2 cups of sifted powdered sugar

To make the cupcakes:
Follow the directions on your box cake mix. Allow cupcakes to cool COMPLETELY before frosting.

To make the frosting:
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the unsalted butter, lime zest, lime juice on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sifted powdered sugar until blended and frosting is smooth. If frosting is too thick add more lime juice, tsp by tsp for desired consistency.

Frost and sprinkle(if using sprinkles) the cupcakes! Be generous with the frosting. This recipe makes plenty so don’t be stingy with it. If you are planning on bringing these cupcakes to a summer outdoor function, I would recommend keeping them inside where it’s cool until you are ready to serve them. If you are making these cupcakes ahead of time, store in refrigerator and let set out for at least 20 minutes before enjoying. This will let the frosting soften up some.

foodAmanda Stivers