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Recipe for key lime cupcakes or cake.

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Does anyone have a good recipe for key lime cupcakes and/or cake? I have tried a couple and even though the taste was ok it didn't rise at all. The texture was gross and weird.
THANK YOU!
post #2 of 9
I make mine by tweaking the standard WASC recipe: I substitute key lime juice for the liquid (or half water and half juice) and I put in a couple of teaspoons of grated rind. It comes out nice and lime-y and it still rises. One of the problems with putting citrus juice in a cake is that it neutralizes the whatever-it-is-in-the-baking-powder that makes the cake rise. If you prefer a scratch cake, you can do the same thing, but be sure to up the amount of baking powder and add a little baking soda, too.
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post #3 of 9
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Thank you so much. I will try it!!!
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I know you are looking for a cake recipe but I have a recipe for Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing that everyone loves. I use it on my margarita cupcakes....

Ingredients:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
8 ounces cream cheese softened
2 tablespoons key lime juice
1 teaspoon key lime zest or lemon zest
4-5 cups confectioners' sugar
post #5 of 9
That sounds so delicious my mouth is watering. Can't wait to try it, cattycornercakes!
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I am fixing to try Tricia Yearwoods Key LIme Cake recipe. Just google it and see if it looks good to you. It does to me and i want to try it. I now will try the icing recipe that cattycornercakes has posted. That looks tasty to me!!!
post #7 of 9
I tried her cake recipe and it did raise right. It sank in yhe middle after it came out of the oven. It was cooked through but I thought it was very oily. Try it and see what you thin as mine is only one opinion.

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I make mine by tweaking the standard WASC recipe: I substitute key lime juice for the liquid (or half water and half juice) and I put in a couple of teaspoons of grated rind. It comes out nice and lime-y and it still rises. One of the problems with putting citrus juice in a cake is that it neutralizes the whatever-it-is-in-the-baking-powder that makes the cake rise. If you prefer a scratch cake, you can do the same thing, but be sure to up the amount of baking powder and add a little baking soda, too.
post #9 of 9

I adapted mine from the lemon cupcakes on mybakingaddiction's blog.  It makes a really delicious, light and fluffy cupcake that is very moist.  The only issue I have is that my wrappers peel possibly because it is so moist.  I'm going to try to bake them an extra minute or two next time to see if that helps, but everyone loves them.  I have a keylime tree in my yard, so i zest about 4-6 depending on size and then juice them and omit the lime extract.  And i frost with a white chocolate buttercream...so good!

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