Cupcake Tuesday~Key Lime Cupcakes

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Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday!   If you are new here, grab a cup of tea or a glass of milk and enjoy a cupcake!

Did you all get a chance to see my first video on how to decorate cupcakes? I hope you found it helpful. If you have other questions for the What’s New, Cupcake? authors, be sure to leave a comment, and we will be answering those soon. I’m planning on having a vlog for you a couple times per month, so if there is a special cupcake you would like to see, Please leave me a comment and I’d be happy to show it 🙂

If you haven’t entered the giveaway for the signed copy of the What’s New, Cupcake? book yet, tonight is the last night! Hurry 🙂

Now, for the Lime Cupcakes…a couple months ago, I shared my Mini Key Lime Cupcakes over at Lifetime Moms. They were so delicious, that I thought they would taste good in a regular cupcake too. So, I played around a little and came up with a couple different variations for you.

Key Lime Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcake recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • Vanilla or Yellow Cupcakes
  • 1 box (4 oz) Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cups Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 cup Key Lime or Regular Lime Juice (I used freshed squeezed)
  • 4 drops of Green Food Color
  • 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar


  1. In a large bowl, beat pudding and whipping cream with a wire whisk for 2 minutes.
  2. Let stand 3 minutes.
  3. Beat in lime juice and food coloring, stir in powdered sugar.
  4. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. After cupcakes are cooled, slice off the top 1/3 of the cupcake.
  6. Spoon filling onto cupcake , and add the top of the cupcake.
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I used real whipping cream for the topping.

  1. Beat until stiff peaks form, add a dash of vanilla for flavor and about 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  2. Place in decorator bag, and pipe onto the top.
  3. Add a few green sprinkles if desired.

For the second variation, I left the cupcakes whole and filled the inside with the Key Lime filling.

  1. There are several ways to fill a cupcake, most of the time, I use an apple corer to make a hole in the center and then fill.
  2. Top with whipping cream and a wedge of fresh lime.
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Now it’s your turn! Please share your cupcake or muffin recipe! For the guidelines, you can visit Cupcake Tuesday.

Please be sure to link back to this post, so that your readers can see all the yummy creations and visit some (or all) of the other participants.



  1. Key lime is my husband’s favorite cheesecake. I’ll have to make these for his May birthday and add a cream cheese frosting. Delish! Would you be able to make a video on High Top cupcakes from Martha Stewart’s cupcake book? They look awesome, but scarey to make. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  2. I just love your site and am adding you to my Daily Reads (blogroll)!! I will be back to link up to your Cupcake Tuesday!!

  3. I’ve never had anything like this. They look yummy!

  4. Cupcake Tuesday! LOVE it! These little key lime cupcakes look so cute I would hardly want to eat them, but I would. Yummy! I will have to check back on Tuesdays and maybe join in with my gin and tonic cupcakes…no need to bring your own drink…it is already there.
    .-= Holly L´s last blog ..Tickled Pink No. 6 with a Hop =-.

  5. Oh, I love anything Key Lime 🙂 Those look delicious, Liz!

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