Fiesta Lime Cupcakes – #SummerDessertWeek

by Jessica on July 8, 2019

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always, opinions are 100% mine.

Fiesta Lime Cupcakes | #SummerDessertWeek

Summer Dessert Week is here again! So let’s get this party started with a batch of Fiesta Lime Cupcakes! We recently celebrated our twins’ third birthday with a “Three-esta” and these cupcakes were the perfect sweet treat to end the party with. Stay tuned this week for a summertime Spritzer that will knock your socks off!

Fiesta Lime Cupcakes | #SummerDessertWeek

Sponsored items used in this recipe: Granulated Sugar from Dixie Crystals and Sweets & Treats Boutique’s adorable sprinkles and candies.

Fiesta Lime Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes


  • 3/4 c butter, softened and divided
  • 1-1/2 c granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp grated lime peel
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 c sour cream, divided
  • 1/4 c + 2 tbsp lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp skim milk, divided
  • 4 c Confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 18 regular size muffin cups with paper liners and set aside. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 a cup of the butter and 1-1/4 cups of the granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add the lime peel and eggs, beating the batter until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary.

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat on low speed until moistened. Add 3/4 cup of the sour cream, 1/4 cup of the lime juice and a 1/4 cup of the milk. Beat on low speed until mixed, then beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spoon the batter evenly in the muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove the cupcakes from the pans to a cooling rack.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of lime juice over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Spoon the glaze over the warm cupcakes and cool completely, about 30 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat the remaining 1/4 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of milk, Confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Frost the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

Fiesta Lime Cupcakes | #SummerDessertWeek

Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summertime event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!

There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

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Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker





Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar



Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips



Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!


Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Square Springform Pan

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th – July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.


Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:

Pies of Summer:

Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:

No Bake Treats:

Baked Desserts:





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1 Cindy Kerschner July 14, 2019 at 1:52 pm

I’m very intrigued by that sour cream addition! Sounds delicious!


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