2Pam SchmidtMakes 24 cupcakes.
1/2 C butter (room temperature)1 C sugar3 eggs1 C milk1 C flour1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs1 t baking soda1 t baking powder1/8 t salt5 egg yolks1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk1/2 C lime or key lime juice1/4 t neon green food coloring
Beat the butter for about 30 seconds untilcreamed.Add the sugar and mix for 3 minutes untillight and fluffy.Add the eggs, one at a time, being sure tobeat for 30 seconds for each egg.Grind the graham crackers into tiny crumbsand powder.Mix the flour, graham cracker crumbs,baking soda and powder, and salt.Add about 1/4 of the mixture to the buttermixture.Add some of the milk.Continue to add the ingredients in a dry -wet - dry method, ending with the dry.Mix until just combined.In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolks,sweetened condensed milk, and lime juice. Dump the key lime mixture into thegraham batter and lightly stir. Do NOT fullyintegrate the key lime and graham batter.You should have clumps of batter in a keylime soup.Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Make sure eachliner has a nice distribution of key limeliquid and graham clumps.Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until topbounces back when touched.
The Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
1 8oz package of cream cheese (roomtemperature)1/4 C butter (room temperature)4 C powdered sugar1 t lime extractlime zestMix the cream cheese and butter.Add the powdered sugar and lime extract,and lime zest.
The Key Lime Pie Cupcake
Pam SchmidtYields 9 cupcakes.
4 1/2 tbsp butter1/2 tbsp bacon drippings (solidified frombeing refrigerated)1 egg5 tbsp brown sugar4 tbsp maple syrup1 1/4 cup all purpose flour1 tsp baking soda1/4 cup milk1/4 cup diced bacon (4-6 slices)
Cook the bacon until crispy. Put thedrippings into the refrigerator to solidify.Beat together the solidified bacon fat andbutter until light and fluffy. Add the brownsugar and maple syrup and beat untilcombined.Add the egg and mix thoroughly.Mix together the flour and baking soda.Add alternating amounts of dry ingredientsand the milk, mixing each in individually.Fold in bacon.Divide into 9 cupcake liners in a muffin tin.Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, rotatinghalf way through. You may need a little lesstime; mine turned out just a little too brown.Let cool on a cooling rack.
8 tbsp butter4 tbsp maple syrup2 cup powdered sugarOptional: brown sugar and bacon for garnish
Beat butter and syrup til combined.Add powdered sugar in batches and beatuntil light and fluffy.Pipe/spread onto cupcakes.Garnish with brown sugar and bacon piece.
Maple Bacon Cupcakes