Key Lime Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes | Blueberry Kitchen

Hey, hope you all had a great weekend! As I believe you can never have enough cupcake recipes, I’ve got another one for you today. Light and fluffy lime and greek yogurt cupcakes are filled with zesty homemade lime curd and topped with ribbons of freshly whipped cream.

Key Lime Cupcakes

For the cupcakes –
30g/ 1 oz/ 1/4 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
130g/ 4 1/2 oz/ 3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
120g/ 4 1/4oz/ 3/4 cup plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
zest and juice of 1/2 a lime
60ml/ 2 fl oz/ 1/4 cup whole milk
2 tbsp greek yogurt

For the lime curd –
60g/ 2 oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter
100g/ 3 1/2oz/ 2/3 cup sugar
zest and juice of 1 1/2 limes
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 tbsp cornflour

For the Whipped Cream –
200ml/ 1/3 pint/ 1 cup double cream/ heavy cream
1-2 tbsp sugar (or to taste)

makes approx 6 cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes

To make the cupcakes –
– Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F/ gas mark 4 and line a cupcake tin with cases.
– Whisk together the butter, sugar and egg until smooth and creamy.
– Fold in the flour, baking powder and salt.
– Whisk in the lime juice, zest, yogurt and milk.
– Spoon the mixture into the cupcakes cases, filling each one about 2/3 full.
– Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden.
– Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
– Once cooled cut a hole about 1″ square from the centre of each cupcake and fill with lime curd.

To make the lime curd –
– In a heavy based saucepan gently heat the butter, sugar, lime juice and zest until melted.
– In a separate bowl beat the eggs and cornflour together until light and creamy.
– Gradually whisk the lime butter mixture in to the beaten eggs.
– Return to mixture to the saucepan and cook on a low heat, stirring regularly, until it thickens. Leave to cool before spooning into each cupcake.

To make the topping –
– Whisk together the cream and sugar until soft peaks form.
– Pipe or spoon the cream on to the top of each cupcake.

Key Lime Cupcakes

28 thoughts on “Key Lime Cupcakes

  1. It’s so true, you can never have too many cupcake recipes! Especially light and springy cupcakes like these–now I’m craving lime in the worst way!

  2. Oh yes, these look good. I’ve had a real thing about limes and lime curd recently and have posted lots of recipes, but not cupcakes. And if I had, I doubt they would have looked as pretty as yours.

  3. I just love the flavours in these and the fluffy, pretty icing. And how do you ice them so perfectly! Lime isn’t used enough in baking imo.

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog yesterday 🙂 🙂

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