Good morning friends. I’ve missed you. After an eventful week of post-vacation madness with the kids starting school and getting settled back into my other job as an emergency room nurse, I’m back. And oh so glad to be back.
Today I bring you cupcake #7. It’s an Upside Down Key Lime Pie cupcake. I thought with the summer still in full force here in Phoenix, a summer flavor was way overdue. And as all of the cupcakes up to this point, these didn’t disappoint. This Key Lime Pie cupcake recipe is from Stef over at The Cupcake Project. Her site is new to me and wow(!) does she have some tasty looking cupcakes.
I made these cupcakes for a friend who is moving out of state. So I had plenty of taste testers to get lots of feedback. And it was good feedback. Really good, finger-licking good feedback.
I think what surprised me the most about this recipe, was for some strange reason, I was expecting a green cupcake. So when looking at these above, it almost looks as if it’s just another vanilla cupcake. But, no my friends. The mildly tart flavor immediately let’s you know that you aren’t just eating any old plain vanilla cupcake.
This is pure heaven on earth. The crust of the pie is actually in the icing. Cream cheese, powdered sugar, and graham crackers in the frosting. And I licked my finger. And then I licked my finger again. And then I licked the bowl. Oh my. This isn’t diet food I tell you. But what a great combination. A very surprising combination and treat for a frosting.
I am a big color person so if I had to do anything over again, I would use a bright colored, summery cupcake liner and use a lime or other topper for a burst of color. However, when I tried to garnish with lime, I had 3 kids going “Eww. Don’t put a lime on that!” And considering I was taking these to a party with many children, I opted not to use the lime this time.
Thanks again to Stef from The Cupcake Project for wowing me with this unique twist on an old time favorite of mine. You can find the recipe here. I know you will enjoy her site as much as I do.
*Also if you are new to this site, I am making 52 cupcakes this year in honor of my chemotherapy buddy. When we were undergoing chemotherapy, people would bring cupcakes to the chemo room and we would chuckle that we were so nauseous that all we could eat was saltine crackers and sprite. He said, “If we survive this disease, we should eat a different cupcake every week for the rest of our lives.” My friend didn’t survive. So in honor of him, I am making a different cupcake every week for a year. Every time I make a new cupcake and lick my fingers, I think of him and his zest for life. So in honor of my friend and all cancer patients, I challenge you to eat a cupcake today and remember to always lick your fingers.Tweet