key lime pie cupcakes*

This weekend I threw a baby shower for my little sis. She is having a little baby boy and she is due on June 26th. I have had so much fun shopping and planning - and did I mention shopping? - for the baby shower. We had a great time and it all turned out so cute. My sister also got some awesome and cute cute stuff! Almost makes me want to have a baby - almost :).

Shea (my cute little sister) and I

On the menu for the baby shower was key lime pie mini cupcakes, cookies and cream mini cupcakes, cake pops, chocolate lollipops, fruit kabobs, and some yummy raspberry ice sparkler to drink. I am going to start with the key lime pie mini cupcakes.

My coordinator, Sarah, actually made these awhile back for a bridal shower and brought some that she had left to work the next day. I fell in love immediately and knew I would have to make these for the shower! They have the perfect amount of citrus and they have such a cute presentation. They were just perfect for this cute little occasion! Want to see pictures of everything?? All recipes coming soon :).

mini key lime pie and cookies and cream cupcakes

cake pops

chocolate lollipops

How cute are all of these little guys?? All of it was so fun to make, and even more fun to eat! Alright, it's time to get to the recipe of the yummy, tangy, delicious key lime pie cupcakes!

Key Lime Pie Mini Cupcakes
adapted from Culinary Concoctions

Mom’s Favorite White Cake
2-1/4 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup milk
zest of 6 key limes or 1 large lime

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour cupcake pans(or use liners).

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg whites, two at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; beat until blended. Add lime zest. With electric mixer at low speed, add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan.

Bake 20-22 minutes(for full size cupcakes) and 15 minutes(for mini) or until wooden toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on rack.

Source: Adapted from the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Key Lime Pie “Filling”

6 oz cream cheese softened
5 oz key lime juice
7 oz sweetened condensed milk

Place all ingredients in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and blend for 2 minutes. Place in a separate bowl and place in fridge for 2 hours.

The Best Frosting EVER

5 Tablespoons Flour
1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Butter
1 cup Granulated Sugar (not Powdered Sugar!)

In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. (If I’m in a hurry, I place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools.) It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla.

While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don’t want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven’t beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.

To assemble:

Take key lime pie filling and place into a pastry bag fitted with a small tip. Take tip and place into cupcake squeeze filling into cupcake.

Frost cupcake and sprinkle with crushed graham crackers.


I need to give a special thanks to my bestest best friend in the whole world, Ashley, for helping me plan this whole thing and especially for her help with all of the fun games! I love you, girl!

Ashley and I :)

THANKS a billion! Also, a big thanks to my in-laws for helping set up and for all of their support! Oh, and I cannot forget my cute cousin, Marinda, for taking some awesome pictures throughout the shower! She took the one above of Ashley and I and posed us with those crazy faces! THANKS MARINDA - you did an awesome job!

Marinda and I

Thanks everyone for coming! It was definitely a great time :).



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