Thursday, January 7, 2010
oh. my. cupcakes!
To create these heavenly cupcakes, I played around with a recipe from the cake mix doctor. The original calls for coconut flavoring in the cake and coconut meringue topping. For my version you will need:
- 4 eggs (1 whole + 3 yolks)
- 1 plain yellow cake mix
- 1 small box of vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 ¼ cups water
- 1/3 cup cooking oil
- 1 can of key lime pie filling (you only need about a ½ cup of the filling)
- cream cheese icing
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl add the one egg and three egg yolks. Add cake and pudding mix, water, oil, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl and continue to mix on medium speed for several more minutes or until batter is well blended. Line two 12 hole cupcake pans with wrappers and fill 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
If you could create your own ultimate cupcake, what would it be like?