Key lime cupcake tribute

I read this rave review of the Georgetown Cupcake key lime cupcake, which is only available through the end of August, and it made me think about key lime cupcakes, a personal favorite, so I went looking for some photos and found these.

I know here in New York Butter Lane makes a mean key lime cupcake, though it's nowhere near as green as the ones seen here, and I think from the outside hardly even looks like "key lime" but sure tastes like it! What other bakeries make a good key lime cupcake?

stephanie's kicky key lime pie cupcakes!
by _vina on Flickr - the white part is vanilla pudding and confectioner's sugar! YUM.

Key Lime Pie Cupcakes (Extreme Close Up)
by Mistress Cupcake on Flickr:

Citrus Cupcake with
Lime Curd Middle
Topped with Baked Coconut Meringue

key lime cupcakes.
by cherryogarcia on Flickr

key lime cupcakes made with fresh limes. topped with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with graham cracker.

Before the plate
by jslander on Flickr

Coconut Keylime Cupcakes
Coconut key lime cupcakes by nikolina100 on Flickr

Graham cracker crust, key lime cake, key lime cream cheese frosting, crumbled graham cracker by ClaudiaLP on Flickr

And here's the inside of ClaudiaLP's key lime masterpieces:


Key Lime Pie Cupcakes
Cake: white cake flavored and tinted green with sugar-free lime jello mix. Icing: Buttercream with fresh key lime juice. Edges coated with graham cracker crumbs.
By Kathie92 on Flickr

Key lime cupcakes with coconut buttercream; photo by massdistraction on Flickr, cupcakes by Sheela Namakkal of Minneapolis's Miel y Leche

Yummy Cupcakes - Santa Monica, CA
from Yummy Cupcakes in Santa Barbara, photo by *kimmie* on Flickr

And here's a recipe I found at - it's by Buttersweet Bakery in Hapeville, Georgia.


* 1 cup all purpose flour
* 3/4 cup self-rising flour
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
* 1 1/4 cup sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
* 1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
* 1/4 teaspoon neon-green food coloring
* 3/4 cup buttermilk


* 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
* 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
* 1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


* Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin pan with 12 paper liners. Whisk both flours in medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar; beat to blend. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then next 3 ingredients (batter may look curdled). Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Spoon scant 1/3 cup batter into each liner.

* Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.


* Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread over cupcakes.


The key lime cupcake at Georgetown Cupcake is THE best! Their Coconut is my 2nd favorite. I have photos of both if you'd like them. I can email them to
Paige said…
I have a Key Lime Pie Cupcake recipe that I LOVE! It's graham cracker and key lime. SO good!