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singingserpent:
I'm eating this for breakfast right now http://www.southernplate.com/2012/01/cappuccino-cake.html Sooo good. I hate frosting and I am eating all the frosting on my plate.  Good luck and share your lemon cupcake recipe! I could use another husband to do some work around the house ;D

MrsCrazyPete:
This is a link to Trisha Yearwood's Key Lime Cake. I have made this cake at least half a dozen times in the last 18 months, when I first found the recipe. It is sweet and tart at the same time, and it looks simply beautiful when it's been cut into.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/key-lime-cake-recipe/index.html

Bethalize:
I'm very grateful to you all for your recommendations. I am reading all this recipes and filing them for further deliberation.

sweetonsno:
Can you have booze in them? I've had excellent luck with these: http://www.coconutandlime.com/2008/03/absinthe-makes-heart-grow-fonder.html

However, a warning: cut back a bit on the absinthe if you got one of the more high-octane brands, and make absolute sure that your baking soda and baking powder are sifted very well. One of them exploded in my oven (literally. . . it forced the oven door open several inches). One direct hit to a heating element, and I had a fireball in the oven. (Closing the oven door cut off the oxygen, thereby extinguishing said fireball, but it was a rather alarming experience.)

I also have had good luck with strawberries and champagne cupcakes. I don't remember how I made them, though. I kind of winged it. But everyone liked them. If I do it again, I'll probably skip the buttercream in favor of an egg white-based icing.

Margarita cupcakes are also delightful. Rachel Ray has a good recipe (look for Tequila Lime Cupcakes), but I recommend upping the lime and tequila content and cutting back a bit on the salt.

I also once did a white chocolate mousse cake with raspberry mousse filling and fluffy white chocolate buttercream icing. That was a layer cake, but I bet it would work as cupcakes if you piped the filling in.

Bethalize:

--- Quote from: sweetonsno on January 23, 2013, 01:33:34 AM ---However, a warning: cut back a bit on the absinthe if you got one of the more high-octane brands, and make absolute sure that your baking soda and baking powder are sifted very well. One of them exploded in my oven (literally. . . it forced the oven door open several inches). One direct hit to a heating element, and I had a fireball in the oven. (Closing the oven door cut off the oxygen, thereby extinguishing said fireball, but it was a rather alarming experience.)

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 :o

I'm too scared to try that one!

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