I’m totally on a lime kick right now, I don’t know if it’s because St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday or if I am ready for Spring to be here but either way these Lime Cupcakes are my new favorite cupcake of all time, yes I said it of all time!
These cupcakes are super moist, and light with a hint of lime flavor, just like my Lime Cookie Bars. I topped them with my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting and drizzled them with pink, green and orange candy melts for an added sweet crunch. These lime cupcakes are fun, they’re colorful, and most important they’re delicious!
Yield: 24 Cupcakes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 box Key Lime Premium Cake Mix
- 1 box (3.4oz) Vanilla INSTANT pudding mix, dry
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 large eggs
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 4 cups powered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Green, orange, and pink Wilton Candy Melts
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line (2) 12 count muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
Using an electric or stand mixer, mix the cake mix, vanilla pudding, oil, milk, sour cream and eggs until smooth.
Pour cake batter into the cupcake liners (about ¾ the way full). Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.
For the frosting:
Mix the softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for about 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes. Frost cooled cupcakes (I used Wilton 1M piping tip). Melt pink, green and orange candy melts in separate microwavable bowls in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirring until smooth. Drizzle each color on top of cupcake using a fork, let sit for 5 minutes to allow candy melts to harden before serving.