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Cherry Limeade Filled Cupcakes

Cherry Limeade Filled Cupcakes are a cupcake take on the classic Cherry Limeade drink. Vanilla cupcakes are filled with lime curd and then topped with a cherry flavored buttercream frosting. A fresh cherry on top makes the perfect cupcake garnish. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Cupcakes
Servings 24 cupcakes


For the Cupcakes:

  • 15.25 oz. box vanilla cake mix + ingredients on the back
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lime

For the Filling:

  • 6 oz. lime curd

For the Frosting:

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cherry gelatin powder
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh cherries for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners.
  • Combine the cake mix and ingredients (eggs, oil, water), along with the vanilla and lime zest in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until fully combined.
  • Divide the batter into the prepared cupcake pans, filling each about halfway full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or according to box directions.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  • Use a paring knife to cut out circles in the center of the tops of the cupcakes.
  • Fill each opening with the lime curd.
  • Add the butter to the stand mixer with the blade attachment and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, followed by the cherry gelatin, milk, and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Transfer the frosting into a piping bag with a tip and pipe the frosting onto the cupcake.
  • Garnish with a fresh cherry.


Cupcakes can be made 1 day in advance. Fill with the curd and top with the frosting the day you are serving them.

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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