Shirley Temple Cupcakes #Recipe

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Shirley Temple Cupcakes recipe From Val's Kitchen

Cupcakes are sweet little treats. Give them a little punch by adding lime and they’ll be as sassy as Shirley Temple!

Shirley Temple Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp lime extract
  • maraschino cherries and juice to dip cupcakes in

Cupcake Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Set up your cupcake pan with liners

Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.

Now add sugar, vanilla, lime zest and extract to the butter and beat until combined.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Alternate, the flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together

Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter

Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before dipping into the cherry juice.

Lime Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 c unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 c powder sugar
  • 1 tsp lime extract
  • 3 tbs heavy whipping cream

Lime Frosting Instructions

In large mixing bowl, beat butter and lime extract on high speed until fluffy

Add 3 cups of sugar, one at a time.

add in heavy cream if frosting is looking like sugar pebbles.

Scrape the sides to get all of the sugar.

Mix until your frosting is stiff and wont fall off the whisk.

Pipe the cupcake using a star tip and top with green sprinkles and a cherry,

Shirley Temple Cupcakes recipe From Val's Kitchen

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9 comments

Michele May 16, 2016 - 5:51 am

I remember feeling so grown up when my parents would order me a Shirley Temple at a restaurant–what a treat and so delicious. I can only imagine how good these cupcakes would taste!!!!!!!!

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Melinda Babiak May 16, 2016 - 6:18 am

I LOVE and I mean love cupcakes. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. These sounds very delicious. I will be making this very soon.

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Jenn May 16, 2016 - 10:51 am

These are adorable!! I love Shirley Temples, we used to drink them all the time when I was a kid and I remember feeling “so fancy” lol. Ill have to make these for my kids, they will love them!

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Neely Moldovan May 16, 2016 - 3:37 pm

These would be perfet to take to a party Im going to in a few weeks! Thanks for the idea!

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Stefan May 16, 2016 - 9:09 pm

Looks like a great party desert! Not to mention they look so delicious!

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Liz Mays May 17, 2016 - 12:25 am

The frosting with the cherry on top is just way too cute for words. I want one or several, please!

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Annemarie LeBlanc May 17, 2016 - 2:13 am

Yummy! I would love to have a dozen of those, please. I really don’t have much luck baking cakes or cupcakes, so I would pass this recipe on to my sister who is our family’s baking guru. Thanks for sharing!

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Nicole Escat May 17, 2016 - 3:25 pm

These are too pretty and I’m sure they are yummy, too. I am saving your recipe to try later.

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Toughcookiemommy May 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm

These cupcakes look like heaven on earth. I imagine that they are so delicious and fluffy that they don’t last very long at your house.

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