Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Graham Cupcakes with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Graham Cupcakes with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
Yields 15 cupcakes

1 Cup flour, all-purpose
1/2 Cup cracker crumbs, graham plus extra for dusting
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt, table
1/2 Cup Crisco, butter-flavored
1 Cup sugar, white
2 Large egg, whole
1/2 tsp extract, vanilla
1/2 Cup milk, whole
Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)
2 Large limes, sliced for garnish

Preheat over to 400 degrees.

Mix together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Beat butter with sugar until creamy - about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and then vanilla. Add half of flour mixture, milk and then remaining flour mixture and mix until just combined.

Pour into lined cupcake pans.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool. Frost, dust with crumbs and top with a lime slice or wedge. 

Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 Ounce(wt)s cheese, cream regular
1/2 Cup Crisco, butter-flavored
5 Cups sifted sugar, powdered
4 Tbls juice, key lime
1/2 tsp extract, lime

Beat butter and cream cheese in a mixer. Slowly add sugar until incorporated. Add lime juice and extract.  Refrigerate for 20 minutes before putting into a pipping bag.