Key Lime Cupcakes

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Key Lime Cupcakes


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 box (4 serv. size) lime-flavored gelatin
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 2-3 drops green food color if desired
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1/3 c. Key lime juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 to 2-1/2 T. Key lime juice
  • 1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 c. butter or margarine softened
  • 3-1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Grated lime peel if desired


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular size muffin cups.
  • In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer according to box directions.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 19-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. With toothpick or wooden skewer, pierce tops of cupcakes in several places.
  • In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle and spread glaze over cupcakes.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in vanilla and 3-1/2 c. powdered sugar until mixed; beat on medium speed until fluffy.
  • Frost cupcakes, mounding and swirling frosting in center. Garnish with lime peel.
  • Store covered in refrigerator.