This is my 1st time join Bake Along which is organized by Kitchen Flavours,Frozen Wings and Bake For Happy Kids.Now they also welcome other bloggers to join this event. Actually i just done this cupcakes few hours ago. I supposed to make this cupcake yesterday but i was having migraine and no mood to do any baking yesterday..
I like this event, it is kind of fun to bake along with other bloggers who has the same passion in baking..
I have yet to make any cupcakes with frosting in this Aspiring Baker month, this recipe just come at the right time. Love the key lime cream cheese frosting in this recipe, but need to reduce the sugar amount as we found the cupcake is way too sweet for our tastebud.
Since i posted a bit late, so i just copy Frozen Wings' recipe (Thanks Lena) which already halved and i made minor changes..
Also my first time did buttermilk and butter at home, will share the recipe in my next post.
Key Lime Cupcakes
Recipe ( from Bon Appetit Desserts or here )
** makes 6 cupcakes
62gm cake flour
47gm self raising flour
56gm unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 1/4 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tbsp finely grated lime peel
2 and 1/2tbsp buttermilk (I use homemade buttermilk)
a drop of green food colouring
92gm powdered sugar
100gm cream cheese, room temperature
56gm butter (I use homemade butter)
1 tbsp finely grated lime peel
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (I omitted)
Method for frosting: Using an electric mixer, beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth.
Method for cupcakes:
1. Preheat oven to 175C. Line a 6 standard muffin cups with paper liners. Whisk both flour in medium bowl to blend.
2. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar, beat to blend. Beat in eggs, then lime juice, lime peel and food colouring. ( batter may be curdled). Beat in flour mixture in 2 additions alternately with buttermilk. Spoon batter into each liner.
3. Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove cupcakes from pan, cool completely. Pipe frosting on each of the cupcake, sprinkle grated lime peel on top.
To view this cupcake baked by other bakers, please visit to Kitchen Flavours ( i still don't know how to add linky here). For the next Bake-Along, the theme is "Pancakes and Crepes". Whip out your best pancakes or crepes, treat your family and friends with some delicious homemade pancakes or crepes and share that with us on 08/12.
I also submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #13: Enjoy Cupcakes! (November 2011) which hosted by Min of Min's Blog.