More Cupcakes…

by Jamie on August 14, 2008

With fall quickly approaching, I have had the desire to start making things like pumpkin rolls, apple pie and carrot cake. However, I decided to fight the urge a little while longer and make some summer inspired cupcakes. I saw a recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes on the Bon Appétit website and knew I had to make them. These whipped together in a snap and came out very cute..in a lime green kind of way. At first I was against coloring the batter, but then thought what the hell and went through with it. I thought the pink striped cupcake liners were the perfect accompaniment to these green beauties. The texture of the cake was nice and the awesome Key Lime flavor was a truly delicious! I also wanted to try making some Pina Colade-esque cupcakes so I followed the Ina Garten recipe I posted about here and made a few modifications.
Here is what I did:

  • subbed coconut extract for the almond extract
  • added a couple teaspoons of both Malibu Coconut Rum and Malibu Pineapple Rum
  • added 3/4 cup of fresh pineapple chopped very small

This made for a very moist and scrumptious cupcake, I had to let them cool in the cupcake tin for a little over 25 minutes before putting them on a cooling rack, the centers dipped in a bit, but that was easily covered by the cream cheese frosting! All in all, both recipes were thoroughly enjoyed by those who ate them…
Embrace summer…it’s almost gone!
Enjoy!

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avatar Joy the Baker August 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm

These Key Lime Cupcakes are absolutely adorable, but the Pina Colada ones sound outta sight! Grat summer ideas. I’m not ready for the end of summer yet.

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avatar Sandy Smith August 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm

YUMMMM!

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avatar Alexa August 15, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Those cupcakes look so pretty and the flavors are so fun.

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avatar Ivy August 15, 2008 at 5:00 pm

I love the color of the cake.
Oh, and it doesn’t look like your a wannabe photographer, your pictures look totally professional. :)

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avatar Monique "Nenita" March 16, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I love your design of your blog and your key lime cupcakes look amazing!

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