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Lime Cupcakes

Lime Cupcakes

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!

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Lime Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Total Time: 30 minutes

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Lime Cupcakes:
  • 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 ยพ the way full). Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

Forย the frosting:

Mix theย 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.

19 Responses to “Lime Cupcakes”

  1. Miranda — September 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I love love love the color of these cupcakes! They are so pretty!

  2. kelly — April 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

    This recipe sounds so good, I want to try and make it for my son’s birthdat. One question, what size instant pudding do you use?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 27th, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

      Kelly, for this recipe a 3.4oz size instant pudding works great! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ashley — March 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Lime is one of those flavors that I always seem to forget about when it comes to baked goods! Which is a shame since I do love it – these look and sound delicious!

  4. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — March 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Beautiful colors, Jenn! I have been loving all kinds of citrus-flavored things and limes are one of my favorites. Pinning these now!!

  5. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — March 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Absolutely love these! Boxed mixes are my favorite way to start a cupcake! gorgeous colors Jenn!

    • Jennifer — March 17th, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

      Thanks, Chelsea! Box mixes are the best especially when kick them up a notch ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Risa — March 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I can’t get over how stinking cute these are. I’m not afraid to use a boxed mix either because they’re so customizable! Do you add anything to your candy melts to get a smoother consistency when they’re melted? I always wind up getting thick globby messes when I try to drizzle because the chocolate never turns out silky.

    • Jennifer — March 17th, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

      Box mixes can be great, especially when you can kick them up a notch by adding a couple more ingredients to make the mix even better! I sometimes add a teaspoon of shortening to my candy melts to give them a more smoother consistency.

  7. whatjessicabakednext — March 16, 2014 at 4:10 am

    These look fab- I love lime cupcakes! They also look perfect for St Patrick’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jennifer — March 17th, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! These cupcakes are my new favorite cupcake ever, the lime is just SO good ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. foodlikecake — March 15, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Your cupcakes are so gorgeous! And your blog looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jenn — March 15th, 2014 @ 11:00 am

      Thanks, Chloe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kelly — March 15, 2014 at 5:17 am

    These cupcakes are so pretty Jenn – love the colorful and festive candy melts! I am a big fan of lime/lemon desserts and these lime cupcakes sound delicious! I am so ready for spring to be here already too but since it’s still snowing where I am, these cupcakes sound perfect for bringng some warm sunshine to my day ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

    • Jenn — March 15th, 2014 @ 10:59 am

      Thanks, Kelly! As it’s snowing here right now, these cupcakes defiantly will be bringing me some much needed sunshine today! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Julie — March 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Ok…these cupcakes drew me in to your site, but all of the other recipes kept me here for awhile!! I love your site! Happy to be following along with you now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jenn — March 14th, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

      Julie, you are so sweet! I am so glad your here and love all my recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe — March 14, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The lime and frosting drizzle look amazing! I love the suggestion to add pudding mix and sour cream to liven up a cake mix, too!

    • Jenn — March 14th, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

      Thanks, Kim!

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