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  • 2nd March
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Mounds Filled Cupcakes with Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

We made these for Kori’s birthday and they were phenomenal!!  We cheated and used a store bought yellow cake mix, but made the buttercream from scratch!  Here’s the frosting recipe from Southern Living:

Prep: 10 min. If you love lots of frosting, double the recipe.

Yield: Makes about 2 3/4 cups


  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  Key lime zest
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  Key lime juice
  • 1  to 2 Tbsp. milk


1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with Key lime juice, 1 Tbsp. at a time, and 1 Tbsp. milk, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in up to 1 Tbsp. additional milk for desired consistency.

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