Lemon Lime Cupcake: The Free Spirit

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If you choose Lemon Lime, your Cupcake Personality is: The Free Spirit

The Free Spirit: Everyone wants to be your pal. Your sparkling personality and infectious laugh is what first attracts people to you… and then they stay for the cupcakes. You are a spontaneous, free-spirit, and you hate the cold. When winter gets to be too much, you travel on a whim to someplace warm. Your lime-green bathing suit, flip-flops and a good book are always packed and ready to go, just in case.

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Lemon Lime Cupcakes with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Lemon Lime Cupcake Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes


1 (18 oz) pkg lemon cake mix (1 (515 g) pkg )
1/3 cup canola oil (75 mL)
1 1/4 cup water (300 mL)
3 eggs (3 )
2 Tbsp grated lime zest (30 mL)
2 Tbsp grated lemon zest (30 mL)


  1. Preheat oven 375 F (190 C). Line muffin pans with 24 paper baking cups.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine all cupcake ingredients and beat well, about 2 minutes. Spoon the batter into baking cups. Bake cupcakes for 14 – 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean.
  3. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Remove cupcakes from baking cups.

Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese (1 (250 g) pkg )
2 1/2 – 3 cups confectioners’ sugar (625-750 mL)
1 tsp lime zest (5 mL)
1 tsp lemon zest (5 mL)


  1. Place cream cheese in mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add confectioners’ sugar and continue to beat until well mixed. Add any additional confectioners’ sugar as needed.
  3. Add lime and lemon zest and beat until combined. Spread frosting over cupcakes and decorate with candied fruit pieces.

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