Katie brought these wonderful creations to a bible study at my house and my husband fell in love with them. He was so bummed that he only got one, so I promised to get the recipe and make them. Now mine did not turn our nearly as deliciously fluffy as Katie's but they were still amazing! Ingredients
1 1/2 c. flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt zest of 1 lime 2/3 c. sugar 1/3 cup canola oil 1/2 c. lowfat buttermilk 3 large egg whites 2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 1/4 c. fresh lime juice 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond extract
4 oz. light cream cheese, room temperature 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature zest and juice of 1 lime 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch salt 2 c. powdered sugar
Directions: -Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare cupcake pan -In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, lime zest, whisk to combine and set aside. -In bowl of stand mixer, combine sugar and oil, and beat to combine. -Egg whites one at a time while beating, then ginger, lime juice and extracts, beating to combine thoroughly. -With mixer on low, slowly add flour mixture and buttermilk alternatively to combine. -Spoon into prepared baking cups and bake until toothpick inserted in center of cakes is cleanly removed, about 18-20 minutes. -Meanwhile, in bowl of stand mixer combine cream cheese, butter, lime juice, and zest, vanilla extract and beat on high until light and fluffy. -Slowly add in salt and sugar mixing until combined thoroughly. -Place bowl in fridge until cupcakes are cooled and ready to frost. -Once cupcakes have cooled completely, remove icing from fridge, frost, and decorate to your liking.
I'm southern, I live in the north (you'll never convince me MD is not the north) and I'm slightly sarcastic, sorry it just happens, like poop happens, my sarcasm happens too~
I LOVE my husband, my daughter, and my dogs, and I’m a Christian, though not always the best example. I try to do it all, but know i can't alone. I brighten my journey with a few bows, sparkles, monograms, and heels. This is how I brought my southern roots to the north!