Key Lime Pie Stuffed Key Lime Cupcakes

Rob had duty this weekend so I was on my own for 24 full hours.  It sounds silly, but I just don’t do well by myself…even just for one day.  During TBS when Rob was gone, I could spend time with my friends and then sleep at my parents house.  Not anymore.  I was totally on my own for this one!  I tried to take advantage of the time.  I put Real Housewives of OC on both TVs.  I started and finished a DIY project I had been wanting to complete.  I ate leftover pizza for lunch, cold and over the sink.  And then I scoured Pinterest for a sweet forgotten recipe that I could make for Rob and the two other guys he had duty with.
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I had something in my mind but couldn’t find anything just right.  So I adapted.  And came up with these incredibly delicious key lime pie stuffed key lime cupcakes.  In order to make the cupcakes key lime, I decided to try using greek yogurt instead of eggs/oil with the cake mix.  This was my first time making cupcakes with just greek yogurt but they turned out amazing…the cake is super moist and doesn’t have any yogurt taste.  Although I read they don’t rise, mine rose just like normal.  The key lime cupcakes by themselves are delicious but the addition of the actual key lime pie in the middle….OMG.  The cool, creamy center is such an unexpected surprise when you bite into them and goes perfectly with the key lime cupcakes.  I was glad to have hungry guys to feed because it would have been dangerous to keep these in the house!  Although Marines are never a tough audience, Rob said the guys were licking their fingers and sighing while devouring the plate of these.  ha ha
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Key Lime Pie Stuffed Key Lime Cupcakes
Adapted from: Quick Dish and Craft Cravings
Ingredients:
1 Box Lemon Cake Mix
2 Key Lime Greek Yogurts
1 Cup Water
Mini Frozen Key Lime Pie (I used Marie Callenders minis)
1 Can Plain Frosting
1 Packet Key Lime Frosting Flavoring or 1/2 packet Lime Jello
Graham Cracker Crumbles
Cupcake liners

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350.
In a bowl, mix together greek yogurt and water.
Add to cake mix and blend until smooth using mixer.
Place a dollop of cake batter into the bottom of each cupcake liner/tin
Using a melon ball scooper, scoop a ball of frozen key lime pie and place in the center of each cupcake.
Fill batter around and on top of pie ball.
Bake 16-18 minutes at 350.
Mix frosting and lime flavoring.
Once cupcakes cool, frost and top with graham crackers and lime slices.

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  • YUM. These look amaaaazing. Also, I HATE duty nights. I'm such a baby. How did we survive TBS? Lots of sleepovers, that's how.

  • Um, yes. My dad loves key lime pie so I will be making these for him…and my preg BFF who loves key lime pie right now. 🙂

  • These look AMAZING. I love love love key lime pie…sounds like you mood good use of your alone time!

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

  • Okay, these look divine! I really need to try these! I love key lime for the summer!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://anchorsaweigh-ouradventure.blogspot.com/

  • Oh my gosh these look amazing, like I want one for breakfast now!!!! Do you have any key lime trees around you?! Last time we were in Florida we totally snatched up a bunch and made Key Lime pie!

  • Ohh I just pinned a recipe for Key Lime cupcakes earlier today, can't wait to try them!

  • I hate duty nights. I just so bored. These look tasty.

  • Thanks Jaclyn! I am definitely more productive when it comes to DIY stuff when Rob is away. I like being able to spread all my stuff out and not worry about making a mess. Pretty must the only perk of duty nights!

  • ok… these are like gorgeous. soooo pretty!

  • Ummm…are these for real?! AMAZING.

  • These look amazingggg..definitely going to try these making this weekend 🙂

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