March 25, 2008

Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting



Ingredients:
4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon key lime juice
food coloring, optional

Directions:
In a large bowl, beat together all ingredients until well blended. Frost on cooled cupcakes or cake.

Yield:
icing for about 12 cupcakes or a single layer cake.

My thoughts:
I still find a few things about key limes amazing. The first thing is that they have become really easy to find in the last couple of years. Secondly, even here in Maryland, far from any place they could possibly grow, they are often cheaper than regular limes. finally, they produce a lot of juice. I got a whole tablespoon of juice from a lime the size of a quarter. This icing has the whole sweet-tart thing going. It's good with other citrus flavors or paired with something more tropical like mango or pineapple. It would probably be good on vanilla or chocolate cupcakes/cake as well.