Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

I’ll admit it, I’m obsessed with cherries lately. I think this is the third cherry post within a week. But really who could complain about that, right? Cherries are one of my favorite fruits. They always remind me of the beach because I always take along a bag of cherries to snack on (and licorice and a bag of potato chips that always ends up getting full of sand). These, I wouldn’t recommend taking them too the beach, too risky. No one wants a sandy cupcake or melted frosting. But, they are perfect for a summer party. Maybe I’m making all these cherry posts because they remind me of summer and yet where I live it still hasn’t felt anything like summer (mid 40’s just isn’t cutting it for me). These cupcakes however, are making it feel like a nice summer day around here.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp granulted sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter (I used 1/2 cup unsalted and 1/4 cup salted)
  • 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Few drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 12 maraschino cherries, lime slices and sugar crystal sprinkles
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy