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Lime Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

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Lime Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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Treat your guests with these lime cupcakes frosted with strawberry cream cheese - a beautiful dessert.

Ingredients

Cake

2 3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup shortening
1 2/3
cups granulated sugar
5
egg whites
3
tablespoons grated lime peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup milk
2
tablespoons lime juice

Frosting

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup mashed strawberries, well drained
3 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Garnish, if desired

Small strawberries, strawberry slices, lime slices and/or shredded lime peel

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/3 cup at a time, beating after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lime peel and vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about 1/3 at a time, with milk, about 1/2 at a time, beating just until blended. Stir in lime juice. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, fill each about 2/3 full.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy. Beat in strawberries until well blended. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar until smooth and spreadable.
  • 5 Frost cooled cupcakes. Refrigerate 1 hour. Before serving, garnish each cupcake with strawberry. Store in refrigerator.
Tips  

Place frosting in disposable decorating bag or large resealable freezer bag with one bottom corner cut off to create a 1-inch opening. Pipe frosting in a circular motion over cupcakes for a bakery-shop look.

For a raspberry cream cheese frosting, replace the strawberries with 1/2 cup drained mashed raspberries.

Make it special by purchasing themed paper baking cups. You can find them in many grocery stores or anywhere cake-decorating supplies are sold.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
140
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
(
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
,
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
)
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
32g
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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