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Friday, June 8, 2012

Limeade Cupcakes

Citrus flavored "ANYTHING" is light and summery. Enjoy these fun cupcakes that are sure to please the kiddo's as well as the adults in your life...UMmmmm...I just happen to be ONE of those ADULTS IN YOUR LIFE and I just happen to LOVE these...so if you are needing to share the wealth, you can bring one to my house :)

Limeade Cupcakes
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/8 t. salt
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. + 2 T. oil
5 egg whites
3/4 c. frozen limade concentrate, THAWED (just leave on the counter for a bit...it thaws quickly)
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. + 2 T. buttermilk
green food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all dry ingredient in a mixing bowl, stir and set aside. In a seperate mixing bowl combine sugar, oil, eggs whites, limeade and vanilla. Stir until combined. Add half the buttermilk, stir. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately until everything is mixed together. Don't over mix or you cupcakes won't be light and fluffy. Add just enough food coloring to turn the batter green (more if you want it MORE green). Line muffin tins with liners. Fill each liner 2/3 full of batter. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely and frost with Limeade Frosting (recipe below). 

Limeade Frosting

4 c. powdered sugar
7-9 T Limeade concentrate, thawed (more or less depending on your tastes)
1/2 c. shortening
green food coloring (just enough to turn it a light shade of green)

Combine all ingredient. Mix until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Decorate OR leave plain. 


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