I needed a nice, refreshing buttercream recipe for a cake I was baking. I used this one, and wow! It is absolutely delicious - and I'm not a frosting lover! Perfect for a summer day. The lime really gives a nice light refreshing kick against the heaviness of butter. Lovely! Will have to try the cake recipe next!
yummy - i think i'd add some coconut extract to the cupcake next time to make that flavor a bit more prominent...but, altogether a nice treat
Very nice little low-guilt treats! I found that the cupcake part was a bit eggy tasting, and the coconut flavor was not very prominent, so I would probably replace the egg white with a whole egg next time, and maybe add some coconut extract to the batter instead of the vanilla. With that said, I really liked how citrusy and tart the frosting was. As written, this recipe doesn't make very much frosting, but the tartness of it ensures that you get more bang for your buck with just a small amount per cupcake. Because I'm a rabid frosting lover, I would probably double the frosting part next time, but that's not to say that these cupcakes seemed underfrosted as written. All in all, a yummy little treat that would be great for lime lovers. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring '10 :)