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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

When I saw these cuties on Pinterest a few weeks ago I knew I had to make them just because they were adorable! I'm a sucker for adorable food. It helped that they were yummy! I sent them to work with Hubby because I can't be trusted around treats. They LOVED them. And so will you.

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Cupcakes
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. limeade concentrate
3 eggs
3/4 cup milk

Lime Syrup
3/4 cup limeade concentrate
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Frosting
3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter (soft)
4 Tbsp. (or more) maraschino cherry juice
red food coloring

In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir together and set aside. In a seperate bowl cream butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until creamed. Add in the limeade concentrate and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl between each addition. Add the flour mixture in thirds, alternating with the milk- beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix ingredients just until moist. Divide batter evenly between cupcake liners. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350. Cool.

Whisk together limeade concentrate and powdered sugar to make lime syrup. Poke holes in top of each cupcake with skewer and pour syrup over cupcakes, allowing to soak in.

To make frosting combine powdered sugar, butter and cherry juice in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Add more cherry juice if needed. Add food coloring if desired. (I did)

Frost cooled cupcakes and garnish with a lime slice and maraschino cherry.

~Dayna~

2 comments:

  1. Just found your site. So many things look so good! I can't wait to try them!

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  2. Those are so cute! I'll have to try them.

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