Desserts

Sea Turtle Key Lime Cupcakes

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I saw the cutest cupcakes on the allthingscupcakes web site. For some reason when I saw the Sea Turtles I automatically thought Key Lime Pie. Well me and the Lil' LaRoux's decided to give it a go. Husband made a rare appearance.

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For the cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups flour sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla ( I always add a little more) Love the way it smells.
2 tbsp Key Lime juice I found it in the juice aisle.
1 tbsp key lime zest
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) room temp
1 cup sugar
1 lg egg
2 egg whites

For the frosting
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (firm)
pinch of salt
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla (again I added a smidgen more)
1 tsp key lime juice
1 tbsp key lime zest

For the turtles:
Peach Gummy Rings
Gum Drops
Fruit Slice Wedges
Mini Choco Chips
Pre - heat oven to 350. I used cupcake liners with these cupcakes, I sprayed the liners with Pam for baking just so they wouldn't stick. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
504

Sodium
142mg
5% DV

Fat
32g
50% DV

Protein
8g
16% DV

Carbs
43g
14% DV

Fiber
2g
10% DV