Healthy Key Lime Cupcakes (gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

Key Lime Cupcakes are light, fluffy cupcakes full of key lime flavor! These cakes are made with lime juice and zest, topped with a tangy sweet cream cheese lime frosting made gluten-free and refined sugar-free.


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To make these delicious citrus infused cupcakes I used gluten-free baking flour, zero calorie sweetener (Swerve), eggs, almond milk, coconut oil and of course key limes! And the frosting is just as simple. I used cream cheese, yogurt and zero calorie confectioners sweetener (Swerve). This simple recipe takes about 20 minutes to whip up and just .325 seconds to devour.



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There’s something about citrus that makes me crave it on a hot day. Living in Southern California this means I need citrus like everyday between March-September. I’m okay with that because like I love citrus desserts! Here are a few of my favorite citrus recipes I’ve created:

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These sweet and tart cupcakes taste just like a slice of key lime pie and they make a perfect party treat. I know this from experience because I took these cupcakes to my friends house for a pool party and they were practically all gone within the first 5 minutes. Like GONE! Everyone devoured these cupcakes in before I could make my rounds and say hi to everyone.

Healthy Key Lime Cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes

Category: dessert

Cuisine: gluten-free and refined sugar-free

Yield: 12

Healthy Key Lime Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c gluten-free baking flour
  • 1/2 c Swerve Sweetener
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 3/4 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice & zest of 2 key limes
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners and spray with non-stick spray if you using paper liners without a wax coating.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the milk, lime juice and zest and let sit while you prepare your other ingredients.
  • In a stand alone mixer (or large bowl and using a hand held mixer) stir together the flour, granulated sweetener, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in the eggs, vanilla and milk/lime mixture and mix well. Add in the coconut oil and continue mixing until incorporated.
  • Transfer batter to the cupcake pan and fill liners about 3/4 full. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Let cool.
  • In a bowl, beat together the frosting ingredients. Frost cupcakes and serve.
  • *additionally you can top cupcakes with sliced limes and coconut sugar
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