Key Lime Cheesecake Cupcakes
This is a recipe I saw on pinterest had to make. The original recipe is from tablespoon.
-lemon cake mix
-oil (both according to the package directions)
-juice from 1/2 a lime
-lime gelatin **
-small store bought cheesecake
-cream cheese frosting (about half a tub)
-key lime yogurt (about half a small container)
-1 Tbsp powdered sugar
-1 tsp lime juice
** Note from Alecia: Gelatin isn't vegetarian, margarita mix is a great way to get the lime flavor, just add a little green food coloring to make the cupcakes green. You can find my margarita cake recipe which uses that trick here.
|Mix the lemon cake mix according to the package directions.|
Add in the lime juice and gelatin.
|The original recipe said you could add some green food coloring,|
but my batter was pretty green, and the finished cupcakes had
a perfect color just from the gelatin without adding anything.
|Fill a the cupcake liners about 1/3 of the way.|
|Spoon out a small piece of the cheesecake into each cupcake.|
|Fill the rest of the way with the batter.|
Mine didn't really get any bigger when they cooked, so fill
Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.
|This makes 24 cupcakes, but I ran out of liners so I had a few less.|
|Mix the frosting, yogurt, powdered sugar and a little bit of lime juice.|
Once the cupcakes cool top them with frosting.
|I garnished with a small slice of the lime and some lime zest.|
Everyone I shared this with really liked it, it was definitely a hit, and it was without a doubt the best cupcake I've ever made. The lemon and lime makes the cupcake taste a little lighter, not overly sweet. I really liked the green in the cupcake, it really made it something different. Everyone also agreed that the best part of this cupcake was definitely the yogurt frosting.