Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Key Lime Cupcakes
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 ½ cups sugar
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ¾ cup cold water
• ½ cup oil
• 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
• 7 large eggs, separated
• 2 teaspoons grated lime
• ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cupcake pans with paper liners.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Beat 7 egg yolks in a separate bowl, and add to dry ingredients along with the water, oil, vanilla and lime rind. Mix with mixer at medium speed while scraping bowl until well blended.3
In another large mixing bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Mix at high speed 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until egg whites are stiff.
Carefully fold flour mixture into egg whites until just blended.
Pour cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 full.
Bake for 10 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly.
Posted by Andrea Wiebe @ 4:36 PM