We have had a lovely lot of limes from our tree over the last couple of months and I have been trying to come up with different ways to use them. I adore the smell of limes. It always reminds me of a lime pudding that we used to have when I was a child. I made these lime and blueberry cupcakes as an indulgent treat to have with a cup of tea (or coffee). It is a quick and easy recipe to make.
150g butter or non-dairy spread
150g caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
zest and juice of 2 limes
1 cup blueberries
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line muffin trays with paper cupcake cases.
Cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Add the sifted flour and baking powder and mix to combine. Stir in the grated lime zest and juice, followed by the blueberries.
Divide the mixture between the paper cases. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool, then ice with lime frosting. Sprinkle a little grated lime zest on top of each cake.
Makes 12 cupcakes.
60g softened butter or non-dairy spread
250g icing sugar
zest and juice of 1 lime
Sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Add the other ingredients and mix to a spreadable consistency. Spread or pipe the frosting on top of the cooled cupcakes.