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I made some Very Berry Blueberry Cupcakes the other day and wanted to try tweaking the recipe by adding lime.  I like these lime/blueberry cupcake even more than the original blueberry cupcakes.  I love they way the tartness of the lime complements the sweetness of the blueberries.

In this recipe, I made lime cupcakes with a blueberry filling and topped with a blueberry & lime buttercream frosting.


  • 1 box white or yellow cake mix + ingredients on box


  • 1 box (3.4oz)  instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon of lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice

In mixing bowl, add cake mix plus ingredients listed on the box.  Before mixing, add dry pudding mix, lime zest, and lime juice.

Mix and bake according to directions on the cake mix box.



If you don’t happen to have blueberry jam laying around your house, here is the recipe for the sauce:blueberry2 copy

Blueberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon or lime juice

Add blueberries, sugar, and lemon/ lime juice to a small sauce pot.  Stir well and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes.

While the sauce is cooling, take a teaspoon or small spoon and scoop out a small hole in the center of the cupcake.

Fill these holes with your blueberry sauce allowing some to flow over the top.

Top with blueberry/lime  frosting.  If you plan to pipe your frosting onto you cupcakes, you will need to run your blueberry sauce through a food processor or blender. Otherwise, the blueberries will clog your piping tip.

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shorting
  • 4 cups powder sugar
  • 2 tbsp blueberry sauce or jelly
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  1. Beat butter and shortening together until smooth.
  2. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth
  3. Add blueberry sauce and vanilla and mix until smooth
  4. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  5. Add more powdered sugar if needed

Note: You can use all butter (1 cup/ 2 sticks) if you don’t want to use the shortening.

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