Key Lime Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting

I'm going to let you guys in on a little secret..... I'm a cupcake-aholic. I dream of these delicious confectioners treats, I tape episodes of Cupcake Wars, I frequent local bakeries and coffee shops in search of new and exciting flavors. They are my kryptonite.

So naturally,  every year for my birthday, I request cupcakes over the traditional birthday cake. Sometimes my mom picks up some goodies from a local cupcake shop and other times she bakes them (I don't know if I've mentioned by my mom is a killer cook/baker), but whichever way I come by them, they are a birthday tradition.

This year I found an amazing recipe on Pinterest for Key Lime Cupcakes with Blackberry frosting From Baked Perfection, and of course, emailed it to mom as my birthday treat request and man did she come through- take a look at this beauty:

 

Trust me people- these tasted even better in person (hard to believe, I know). What are you waiting for?! Get up and make some cupcakes people!

Cupcake ingredients:

1 cup butter softened

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

4 tablespoons key lime juice

zest of 2 limes

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake pans with liners (should make roughly 30 cupcakes).

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla, key lime juice, and lime zest; mix well. Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (batter will be thick). Fill muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely and frost.

Blackberry Buttercream Ingredients:

2 sticks butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup seedless blackberry jam or preserves

pinch of salt

6 cups powered sugar

2-3 tablespoons of milk

Beat butter and vanilla until creamy. Mix in blackberry jam and salt. Add powered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating until combined. Add milk 1 tbsp. at a time until you reach desired consistency. Garnish with a blackberry.

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Voila!

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What are you favorite cupcake recipes? Any go-to's that you guys LOVE?