Barbara’s Lime Cupcakes and Cinco De Mayo Recipes!


AMAZING Lime Cupcakes!

These are the most amazing cupcakes. The recipe comes from a family friend, Barbara Ingram,  who owns a wedding chapel, florist, and catering company in the town of Rogersville, Alabama and this is one of her most requested desserts. In fact, the cupcake pictured above was made by Barbara herself! She sent a batch to my mother and Mama sent a few my way and they were just too pretty not to photograph (that is why you don’t see the step by step photographs). When I called to see if Barbara would mind sharing the recipe with me (and y’all) she immediately said “Of course!”.

In addition to this wonderful recipe (which I hope you try soon because they really are amazing) I have teamed up with the folks at Formula 409 to bring you a complete Cinco De Mayo entertaining guide, complete with decorating and cleanup tips and MORE great recipes! You won’t want to miss this! To get your e-copy of the guide, just click here. 

Lime Cupcakes
  • 1 box Lemon cake mix
  • 1 small box lime gelatin
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 drops green food coloring
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer for one minute. Scrape down sides and mix again until smooth, 2 minutes more.
  2. Line two, 12 cup muffin pans with cupcake papers. Divide batter evenly among both pans. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned and they spring back when lightly pressed in the center.
  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
For Icing
  1. Cream together cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer. Add sugar and vanilla and beat again until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. Generously frost cooled cupcakes.

“The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.”

~Michel de Montaigne
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  1. Debora says

    Can’t wait to try these cupcakes already have all ingredents in the pantry, Still trying to talk my husband into making a day trip to the Cornbread Festival…anyway!…hope to meet up with you someday because I really enjoy you and your Southern Plate!

  2. Grace E. says

    Hi Christy,

    I really like your new website, it looks great!
    Thanks for sharing the Lime Cupcakes recipe, I’m sure we will devour them! My kids will say “Mom, this is your favorite color and you love lime anything…so when are you gonna make ’em? :)

  3. Jessica says

    *Smile*Blush* please note that this recipe does NOT make the normal 12 cupcakes! If you go back and read carefully (as I am sure everyone else besides me did) you will see that it says TWO 12cup muffin tin! 😉 Well my oven is going to get a nice clean job now anyway! :) We shall see if this recipe makes a good trifle….

  4. ChristyH says

    I must try these!! I love the new site and I am tired of print everything out, so tell me you are working on another book with all of these new recipes in it!!!!! My family loves pretty much everything I have made from your cookbooks and website. Perhaps we are just Southerners at heart even though we are from the savage north….Michigan, land of lots and lots and lots of snow. (Good thing winter is my favorite season, although it is lovely to see spring)

  5. Rebecca McCoy says

    Christy, how would I make the frosting lime flavored ? Would just lime juice do the trick ? I can’t wait to make these for our Car Care Ministry at church, they love desserts ! Thanks so much.

  6. Rene says

    I made these for the first time tonight to take to a church event. I will definitely be making them again! They are a nice change from the usual chocolate or white cake and were very good! I even had a request for the recipe! :) I missed the note about the lime zest–I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks for sharing recipes that are tasty, but not complicated.

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