These Raspberry Lime Cupcakes are so pretty and have such a fun flavor combo. They start with moist vanilla cupcakes with a fresh hint of lime, then they’re frosted with raspberry buttercream made from fresh berries.
Can Cupcake Batter Sit Overnight?
You can refrigerate cake batter between batches if you are making more layers or cupcakes than you have pans for and need to reuse your pans, but this done only during the baking and cooling process.
Cakes may not rise well or bake the same way if batter is stored overnight or longer.
Hi there! It’s Fiona from Just So Tasty stopping in today to share these Raspberry Lime Cupcakes.
Lately I’ve been so excited for fresh berries to come into season. It makes grocery shopping so much more fun when the produce section is bursting at its seams with juicy berries, fresh veggies, and so many bright colors. Plus, it’s the best inspiration for getting into the kitchen. So don’t worry we are definitely going to show you how to make a buttercream frosting with fresh berries so it wont separate.
When I saw fresh raspberries at my local farmers’ market – I knew these Raspberry Lime Cupcakes would be the perfect recipe to share with you here on Oh Sweet Basil.
I love spending Saturday mornings in the summer meandering through the farmers’ market. Growing up, it was a Saturday morning ritual for me and my Mom. We’d first go for cinnamon buns at our favorite bakery, and then take a walk through the farmers’ market that was right next door. We’d come home with asparagus (my Dad’s favorite), baby potatoes (my favorite), and of course – tons of fresh fruit. And it was always the best way to enjoy a sunny summer morning.
For today’s recipe, we start off with lime cupcakes. The lime flavor comes from both freshly grated lime zest and lime juice. It’s not overpowering or too strong, but instead it tastes light and fresh with a delicious hint of lime. If you want the flavor of citrus always add the zest as it packs that extra flavor!
Cake Flour Substitute
Cake flour definitely makes a difference when you’re making cupcakes, but don’t stress if you can’t get your hands on any. There are a few things you can do to still achieve a light, fluffy, and moist cupcake.
The cupcakes are moist & fluffy because we’re using real butter, a mixture of flour & cornstarch (this acts like cake flour which creates fluffier cupcakes), and sour cream. The sour cream keeps the cupcakes soft & moist with a delicious cupcake crumb.
Why Do Cupcakes Stick to the Liner?
Cupcake liners are made out of a variety of papers and foils.
They aren’t usually well-labeled, but the least expensive papers tend to be the ones that stick the most.
There are a couple of ways to prevent sticking:
1. GREASE YOUR WRAPPERS
2. BUY NON-STICK LINERS
Then the raspberry frosting is really the star of the show. (At least if you’re like me and eat cake for the frosting). It’s made with fresh or frozen berries, and has a natural raspberry flavor. I love that the pink color doesn’t come from dyes and the frosting actually tastes like it’s bursting with berries.
I decorated my cupcakes using a piping bag and tip, but you could also frost them just with a knife if you prefer.
The lime flavor is bright & fresh while the cupcake crumb is buttery and soft. Then pair it with the raspberry frosting – and it’s the perfect match!
Can Buttercream Frosting be Frozen?
Buttercream frosting will remain good in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Alternatively, put it in an airtight container and freeze it up to 3 months.
When ready to use again, take out of the freezer and place in the refrigerator overnight to thaw.
Fluffy Raspberry Lime Cupcakes
Make the Lime Cupcakes
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 374 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 62mg Sodium: 220mg Carbohydrates: 49g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 38g Protein: 3g
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