Tropical Paradise: Key Lime Cupcakes Topped with Mango Key-Lime Frosting

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If Cupcakeaholics Anonymous existed, I would be going to daily meetings. I have a serious cupcake problem; I can't stop at just one! Luckily for me, my cousin and brother were visiting this weekend, so I had a great excuse to bake without worrying about the consequences.

In honor of summer, I decided to make key-lime cupcakes with a mango key-lime frosting. I was pretty impressed with the results (and considering we had no leftovers, so were my brother and cousin!) Enjoy and let me know what y'all think!

xx ash.

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For the Cupcakes (Note this only makes 6 cupcakes)

3/4 cup cake flour (or regular flour and 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp baking soda)

1 egg

1/2 cup sugar

Juice from 6-7 key limes

Zest from 3 key limes

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Pre-heat oven to 350.

Beat egg. Add whipping cream, sugar, and water and beat (I used a whisk but you should 100% use a mixer or hand beater!!)  until smooth.  You want to see some air bubbles.

Sift in flour (and baking soda and powder). Beat first on low for 2 - 3 minutes and on high for 2 - 3 minutes.

Pour into lined cupcake pan and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool completely!

For the Topping

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar (adjust if you like sweeter)

Juice from 6 key lime

zest from 3 key limes

1/4 cup mango juice

Add everything into mixing bowl and whip with a hand mixer until stiff.