Cherry Limeade Cupcakes are a delightful combination of sweet and tart.


lime wedgecherriesLime, that great refreshing citrus flavor, bursts through these delicious cupcakes.  Top that with a luscious cherry frosting for a flavor combination that brings everyone back for seconds!  These Cherry Limeade Cupcakes are the perfect Spring treat that can celebrate birthdays or chime in at your next barbeque.   One of my personal favorites is to share them at your next tea party with your daughter!

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cherry limeade cupcakes

1 1/2  cup all-purpose flour (or white wheat)
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 C sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 C buttermilk
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift all-purpose flour into a mixing bowl.

Add baking powder, baking soda and salt to the flour and whisk place to the side.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer using a paddle, whip together butter, sugar until pale and fluffy

Mix in egg, then the egg whites one at a time, add in the vanilla with 2nd egg white.

In the liquid measuring cup add buttermilk,and lime juice whisk together

Begin to mix all ingredients together by  adding 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture and mixing just until combined after each addition.

Fill 12 paper lined muffin cups only to 3/4 full so you may get more than 12

Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted the center cupcake comes out clean, about 18 – 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes

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  • 3/4 C butter unsalted

    5  C powdered sugar

    Few drops red food coloring

    3 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice

    12 maraschino cherries,

  • lime slices

Chill the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, whip butter until pale and fluffy.cherry frosting 2


Add in 1/4 cup powdered sugar, maraschino cherry juice and red food coloring.

Set on low speed, add remaining cups powdered sugar.

Increase mixer to medium and whip until light and fluffy.

Frost cooled cupcakes, then decorate with a maraschino cherry and lime slice

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