Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Baking, Dessert

Lemon Lime Cupcakes

Top these yummy cupcakes off with candied fruit pieces.

Lemon Lime Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Cupcake
  • 1 (18oz/515g) pkg lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil 75 mL
  • 1 1/4 cups water 300 mL
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp grated lime zest 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp grated lemon zest 30 mL
  • Frosting
  • 1 (8 oz/250g) cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups icing sugar 625 to 750 mL
  • 1 tsp lime zest 5 mL
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 5 mL

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).
  • 2. Line muffin pans with 24 paper baking cups. In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, canola oil, water, eggs, lime zest and lemon zest. Beat well, about 2 minutes. Spoon batter into baking cups.
  • 3. Bake cupcakes for 14 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcakes comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Remove cakes from baking cups.
  • 4. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add icing sugar and continue to beat until well mixed. Add any additional icing sugar as needed.
  • 5. Add lime and lemon zest and beat until combined. Spread icing over cupcakes and decorate with candied fruit pieces.

Yield

24 cupcakes

serving size

1 cupcake

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories210
Total Fat10 g
Saturated Fat3.5 g
Cholesterol40 mg
Carbohydrates29 g
Fiber0 g
Protein3 g
Sodium190 mg