Sunday, July 10, 2016

Lime and Beer Cupcakes - SRC

Can you believe it's July?  This year, like all of them, is flying by.  The second Monday in July brings us Secret Recipe reveal day!  Not familiar with this fun club, you can fine the details here.  This month, I was assigned WhyIamnotskinny, love that blog title!  Maxine, the blogger behind WhyIamnotskinny is a South African food blogger living in Brussels (Belgium).  She says, " I am definitely not skinny, have a REAL appetite and am pretty sure that there is a 2nd stomach reserved for desserts and sweet treats. Sharing a home with HIM (aka the wonderful husband) and our first child (born 2015 – aka Little Miss) – you can follow me on my journey through recipes, restaurants and all round love of food."  The idea of a second stomach could most certainly apply to me!

I enjoyed my tour around Maxine's blog.  Fun and interesting to see the ingredients with different names.  Courgette is what we call zuchinni, brinjal is what we call eggplant.  While I thought about choosing a savory recipe using one of these ingredients, I settled where I do most months with dessert.  Whenever I can, these sweets go to work with Tim for his monthly food day.  Otherwise, I really would need that second stomach. I chose to tweak Maxine's Lime and Beer Cake recipe just a bit and make cupcakes.  Of course, we gave these a try before sending them to work and enjoyed the light texture and hint of lime!

Lime and Beer Cupcakes
Recipe Courtesy of WhyIamnotskinny

100g butter, softened (1/2 cup)
200g sugar (1 cup)
2 eggs
225g self-raising flour (scant 1 cup)
200ml Ale (I used a cream ale)
2 lime (zested and juiced)
  • Cream butter and sugar together
  • Add eggs, beating between each addition
  • alternative mixing in flour and beer
  • Add zest of 1 lime & juice of 1 lime
  • Place into muffin tin with cupcake liners
  • Bake for 30min at 180C (350 degrees)
  • Remove from oven and cool
  • Mix together icing sugar and juice of the other lime and spoon over the cake


  1. what a brilliant idea to make these into cupcakes!!!
    Great SRC Choice and thanks for all the kind words

  2. Well I like lime in my Corona so it makes sense that it would match up well together in a cupcake.

  3. This has got to be like drinking a corona! Sounds amazing!

  4. This is genius. My coworkers are going to flip when I make these and bring them in.

  5. What an interesting combo! Sounds like they could really go together. :)

  6. Those sound super interesting. I love lime and I definitely think I could be into those cupcakes!

    We always joke my husband has a second stomach for cookies. I don't know where he puts them.

  7. What a different combination for cupcakes. It sounds like something a local gourmet cupcake shop my family frequent would sell.

    Have a great week!

  8. What a fun and creative flavor blend for cupcakes. Love it! There is imagination in these cupcakes. Thanks for sharing.


  9. What a fantastic idea for cupcakes! I love the idea of the beer with the lime.

  10. Beautiful cupcakes! Great choice.


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