These key lime pie cupcakes are like upside-down key lime pies. The cake (the bottom part) is moist and intensely key lime-flavored (prepare to pucker your lips) and the frosting (the top part) is packed with crushed graham crackers so you feel like you’re eating a graham cracker crust on top of the cake.
Haven’t You Made Key Lime Pie Cupcakes Before?
Scary, huh? Our kitchen gets cleaned all of the time;
my desk, not so much.
I made key lime pie cupcakes back in ’08 and just like it’s a good idea to dust off your shelves every three years (oh, am I supposed to do that more often?), I decided that the recipe could use a little freshening. The original key lime pie cupcake recipe was a huge crowd pleaser, but I wasn’t happy with the graham flavor. I baked the graham crackers into the cake and you couldn’t really taste them. I also didn’t like that the frosting required a very difficult to find ingredient – lime extract. My latest key lime pie cupcakes feel fresh, new, and Spring-cleaned – now onto my my desk!
The wrappers on these key lime pie cupcakes were a gift to me from cupcakewrappers.com. Aside from the fact that I adore the pattern, I LOVE that you can wash the wrappers and use them again and again! Why didn’t someone think of this before? Check back later this week for your chance to win some!
Key Lime Pie Cupcake Recipe