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When fall hits around here – it really hits!! The temperatures around here have been in the 80s, but over the weekend, a storm moved it, and it is really chilly outside! Driving into work this morning, I was able to see the mountains that have been covered by clouds – and now they are covered in snow!! It hasn’t frozen down here in the valley yet, but it is always a magnificent sight to look up and see the mountain tops covered in the first snow.

So what do you do to bring some of the warmth back while you are cuddled inside? You bring a bit of the tropics to you! When I saw these wonderful cupcakes – made by none other than Peabody – I knew I wanted to make them. And seeing that there have been so many work birthdays in September, I knew I wouldn’t have to wait long to make them.

I have had a bit of a bad baking month so far. For one birthday, I tried to make the Brickle Bundt Cake that Chris at Mele Cotte made, but I made a mess of it. The toffee layer sunk to the bottom of my bundt cake pan, and then the cake wouldn’t come out of the pan. So what do I do?? I rummage through the pantry and come up with a vanilla cake mix that I made into cupcakes and topped with buttercream frosting. And then for another birthday, I wanted to make a cake roll that my mom made growing up, but after three attempts (yes – I tried it 3 times!) I gave up and made a boxed brownie mix. I was just about ready to give up as a baker, but I knew I wanted to try these cupcakes. I finally had a day that I was not jinxed in the kitchen. But then again, Peabody has never let me down!! (But for the record, I do not blame the recipe from Chris or from my mom, either! Both of them have made the recipes perfectly!) But really, if you ever feel like making a sweet treat, if you haven’t checked out Peabody’s blog (and who really hasn’t??) you should! She makes some of the most mouth-watering sweets that I have ever seen!

This is a recipe that she came up with to enter for the Cupcake Hero contest. And if I have a vote for who wins – I choose this one!!

A basic white cupcake (with added lime zest) is filled with a tangy key lime pie filling. To top the cupcake, you have a wonderful lime cream cheese frosting. And as if they didn’t already look good enough, a sprinkling of crushed graham crackers is sprinkled on top. And the taste – this recipe is definitely a winner!! I made mini cupcakes, and I think my cupcake tin is a bit smaller than the normal mini cupcake tin, but I got 96 cupcakes from a single batch!! And guess what – my office ate them all!!! And now that it is getting colder outside, I can see myself making these again in the dead of winter – just to bring a bit of sunshine into my kitchen!

For the recipe, head over to Peabody’s blog. And her pictures do them a lot more justice as well!

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22 Responses to Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

  1. eatme_delicious says:

    Yumm! Somehow I missed seeing Peabody post these cupcakes. Yours look delicious! Such lucky coworkers. And don’t give up on baking!

  2. Abby says:

    I remember that post and thinking how clever it was! I love your photo – the slight pink and green are so cute together!

  3. Mandy says:

    I am salivating already! oh, and I love the background of your photos. Mind sharing how you achieved that?

  4. Nirmala says:

    I would have never thought to make it into a cupcake. These look so delicious.

  5. Peabody says:

    So glad you liked them! I have had several people make them now…all successes!
    So nice of you to bring treats to the office.

  6. Anh says:

    Delicious!!! The cake looks so elegant in the photo. I love it.

  7. Kevin says:

    Those look pretty good. Nice shot of the filling.

  8. KJ says:

    They do look good. Maybe I will try them for myself.

    I know exactly how you feel when things don’t work out. For some reason I always seem to get a string of failures. Absolutely nothing works for a week or two and I wonder why I even bother. Then something does go right and I’m away again. Weird.

  9. Valli says:

    These key lime cupcakes sound very droolworthy. An excellent choice for digging our heels in and trying to hold onto summer for a little longer!On my drive to work I see snow in the mountains…but not yet thank goodness. We live in the Thompson Plateau so our mountains are not as high as in Utah in our immediate region.

  10. joey says:

    That is one adorable cupcake :) Nice photo on top!

  11. sunita says:

    Pleeeeease…is there a vacancy in your office :D

  12. Kate says:

    thats why they say …never give up ! these look fantastic ! well done :)

  13. Belinda says:

    Your photos are beautiful, Deborah, and the cupcakes look delightful…not to mention, delicious…ah, lime, I love it!

  14. Dee Light says:

    Key Lime Pie Cupcakes!!! Oh, my!!!
    My mouth is watering!!!

  15. Kelly-Jane says:

    They are just so cute! Peabody is a great baker, and so are you :)

  16. Cynthia says:

    Wow, the mountains are covered in snow already?

  17. kellypea says:

    Mmmm…another post with citrus. Clearly, I’ve not been involved in some blog event out there (sniff, sniff!). These cupcakes are beautiful. And with creme in the center. Goodness. My tastebuds are really reacting.

  18. Maryann says:

    Great job. Those cupcakes look delicious :)

  19. Beth G. says:

    YUM! I love key lime!! These look amazing :)

  20. Rhea says:

    Oh, my god, key lime. Yum. We have a new cupcake shop here in the Boston area.

  21. veron says:

    I love a good cupcake and this looks utterly delicious!

  22. Tartelette says:

    Very tempting!

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