Wednesday, April 27, 2011

So Last Season? Yeah, Right. -- Graham Cracker Cupcakes with Key Lime Frosting

Guys, I have a cupcake addiction.

It's getting bad.

Um, I'm taking them for walks outside apparently.
This is true addiction.
I'm currently kicking myself for not truly appreciating the wonder that is Sweet when I lived in Boston. Wonderful, moist, fluffy cupcakes topped with sweet creamy frosting only a short T ride away? Why was I not there every. single. day? For the price of my twice-weekly Iced Grande Caramel Macciato with Soy Milk and Extra Caramel I could get a cupcake AND a mini cupcake! My priorities! Where were they??

Out here in the sticks, we don't have those fancy pastry shoppes. We have to make do with our own. So that's what I've been doing. And doing. And doing.

First the rum cupcakes. Then I baked up a batch of yellow buttercake cupcakes for a friend's birthday. Then the carrot cakes with white chocolate cream cheese frosting.* And now these, which have the tastiest batter you'll ever lick off a spoon, and a wonderfully indulgent finished product with a lovely citrusy frosting.

By the way, apparently I'm behind on the times. Cupcakes are sooo out, artisan homemade doughnuts are sooo in, and even bacon is chilling out and making way for whatever salted meat product will be next. 

I don't care. Gimme a napkin and a glass of milk and I will gladly eat all your so-last-season cupcakes kthanksbye.

Um, but, hey, if you wanna get me that doughnut pan at Williams Sonoma I mean, I totally won't take it back. Just sayin'.

*All forthcoming blog posts!

Graham Cupcakes with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
(From, where else?, Ming Makes Cupcakes)

For the Cupcakes:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk

Mix flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt.  Beat in butter gradually.  Beat in sugar and mix thoroughly. Beat in eggs, then vanilla and milk until just mixed.  Pour into lined cupcake tins.  Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.

For the Frosting:
  •  4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter, room temp.
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 T key lime juice

I put extra frosting on it
 Mix together ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Frost using a pastry bag if you wish.


  1. I have been on cupcake baking binge lately too! These are delectable - love the frosting!

  2. These look so delicious. I would love to lick the bowl of frosting!

  3. These look delicious. I love lime in desserts.

  4. These are awesome, love the idea of making cupcakes with graham crackers, yum!

  5. Don't worry, I think cupcakes are still cool. There are still new cupcake joints opening up in NYC every month! This frosting in particular looks amazing, I love key lime everything.

  6. I love the idea of mixing graham cracker crumbs into the batter!

  7. Cupcakes with extra frosting?

    Hello, girl after my own heart! :)

  8. Hey there :-) I followed you here form my blog. I am soooo making these cupcakes. If there is lime in something, I am on it! :-P

  9. The frosting sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!